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PHT Morning Skate: McAvoy’s emotional roller coaster; Hayes open-minded to Flyers deal

Tuukka Rask saves 28 of 29 shots in Game 6 and continues to make his case for the Conn Smyth. Ryan O'Reilly scored in his fourth goal in three games for the Blues, who will need more scoring in the decisive Game 7.

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• Bruins set to lean on experience, consistency heading into Game 7. (Associated Press)

• Bruins’ McAvoy on an emotional roller coaster. (Boston Globe)

• Who has the ‘Hall of Fame’ advantage ahead of Game 7. (The Hockey News)

• Who’s to blame: Blues’ dismal power play laid another egg in Game 6. (Yahoo Sports)

• They traded for the right to negotiate with him, and the Philadelphia Flyers are looking to sign Kevin Hayes before July 1. (

• Stick with the former New York Rangers forward, the Flyers feel Hayes is open-minded about signing in Philly. (Sportsnet)

• Are the NHL rules broken? Is it ruining hockey? These folks believe so. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• Because we’re not enamored enough by the playoffs, here’s six teams who could be Cup contenders over the next 36 months. (Sportsnet)

• The one where someone tries to make the case that trading for Milan Lucic would be a good idea. (The Canuck Way)

• Logan Couture could still finish the playoffs as the top goal scorer. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Three teams that could look vastly different after this offseason. (Puck Prose)

• Statistics about who is watching the Cup Final (and the NBA Finals). (YouGov)

• An ownership change in Arizona seems to be imminent. (Yard Barker)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck