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Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Avalanche host Golden Knights in Game 1

Hurricanes-Lightning second-round series begins; Canadiens' confidence growing

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2021 NHL postseason. There are two playoff games scheduled for Sunday and there were two Saturday.

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Short Shifts

Hurricanes sing 'Happy Birthday' to Brind'Amour's dad after series win

Carolina coach put father on speaker phone to get serenaded by players

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes had plenty to celebrate after Sebastian Aho scored a series-ending overtime goal against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round.

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Predators 'unbelievably proud' after Game 6 loss to Hurricanes

Surge to make playoffs, four OT games in series reasons for optimism

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Nashville Predators were proud of their effort in their best-of-7 series loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup First Round that ended with a 4-3 overtime defeat in Game 6 at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

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game recap

Aho, Hurricanes eliminate Predators with Game 6 win in OT

Scores at 1:06 after Hamilton ties it late in third period for Carolina

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Aho's overtime winner in Game 6

CAR@NSH, Gm6: Aho tips-in Slavin's shot for OT winner

R1, Gm6: Sebastian Aho deflects home Jaccob Slavin's shot in overtime to lift the Hurricanes to a 4-3 victory over the Predators in Game 6

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NASHVILLE -- Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game at 1:06 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a series-ending 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

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Short Shifts

Winans performs national anthem before Game 6 of Predators-Hurricanes

Gospel legend, Grammy winner delivers stirring rendition at Bridgestone Arena

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

CeCe Winans performs the anthem

CAR@NSH, Gm6: CeCe Winans performs the anthem

R1, Gm6: 12-time Grammy Award winner CeCe Winans performs the national anthem ahead of Game 6 at Bridgestone Arena

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Hoping to keep their season alive, the Nashville Predators called on one of the greatest gospel singers on Earth.

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game preview

3 Keys: Hurricanes at Predators, Game 6 of first round

Carolina hoping for another big game from Slavin; Nashville needs win to extend series

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

No. 1 Hurricanes at No. 4 Predators

9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN360, BSSO

Carolina leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

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Slavin hoping to boost Hurricanes again in Game 6 against Predators

Defenseman led Carolina in ice time in return from injury to push Nashville to brink

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jaccob Slavin is hoping to pick up where he left off when the Carolina Hurricanes visit the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN360, BSSO).

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Predators return home for Game 6 facing elimination by Hurricanes

Plan to 'attack, attack' after OT loss puts them on brink of elimination in first round

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Nashville Predators are confident despite facing elimination after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round on Tuesday.

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game recap

Hurricanes defeat Predators in OT in Game 5, take series lead

Staal wins it on 4-on-4 at 2:03; Necas scores twice for Carolina

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Staal's OT winner in Game 5

NSH@CAR, Gm5: Staal wins Game 5 in overtime

R1, Gm5: Jordan Staal bats the loose puck past Juuse Saros and into twine to lift the Hurricanes to a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 5

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordan Staal scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Nashville Predators 3-2 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

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3 Keys: Predators at Hurricanes, Game 5 of first round

Saros powering Nashville; Slavin could return for Carolina

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

No. 4 Predators at No. 1 Hurricanes

8 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN360, TVAS, BSSO

Best-of-7 series tied, 2-2

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