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Lightning's Stamkos unlikely to play Game 7

Tampa Bay captain practices, says no change in status

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is not expected to play in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

"No status change, no," Stamkos said after morning skate. "I'm just working hard and that's about it. So, nothing really to change."

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Sharks win Game 6, reach first Stanley Cup Final

Defeat Blues for Western Conference title, will play Penguins or Lightning

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time after a 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Wednesday.

The Sharks, who started play in 1991-92, won the best-of-7 series 4-2 and will face the winner of the Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning, which will be decided in Game 7 on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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