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The Maple Leafs have the momentum going into their Game 7 vs. the Bruins. Boston's Tuukka Rask might have a sense of foreboding about tonight's Game 7 in Boston. (Graig Abel/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:

• The Maple Leafs will play in a game that seemed wildly unlikely two weeks ago. And now they know it is one they can win.

• Steve Simmons argues that all the momentum heading into tonight's Game 7 favors the Maple Leafs. After two huge wins in a row, he ain't wrong.

• Playing in Game 7 after blowing a massive series lead? Yeah, Tuukka Rask knows that feeling all too well.

• The tired and slow Bruins are have left themselves no margin for error in tonight's decisive battle.

• Damien Cox writes that this game is about making history and the chance to kickstart a new era for the Leafs franchise.

• No surprise that the Capitals and Rangers are headed to their own Game 7 tonight...or that the series will come down to the play of their goaltenders.

• The Capitals are crying foul over a non-call against Derek Dorsett late in their loss on Sunday. Can't blame them. Looked like a pretty obvious slew foot that might have turned the tide of the game if it had given Washington a power play.

• The Rangers are counting on Henrik Lundqvist to help them capture a Game 7 on the road for the first time in franchise history.

• Bruce Boudreau said his Ducks needed "a magic wand" to slow down Detroit's top players. What he really needed was a more effective forechecking scheme and a something, anything from Corey Perry.

• Mitch Albom writes that the Red Wings' victory reveals Detroit as a franchise that still has a sense of the moment.

• Mike Babcock's decision to split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg in Game 7 made the Wings a more dangerous team.

• Zetterberg talks about his delay of game penalty that almost cost Detroit the win.

• Here's an early look at how the Detroit-Chicago series sizes up.

• In Anaheim, they're left to wonder why Detroit's stars rose to the occasion, but Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf did not.

Teemu Selanne faces an evolving role if he decides to return next season.

• The Senators are downplaying the possibility of Jason Spezza's return, but the fact that he's skating again has Ottawa fans hopeful that the No. 1 center will be back during the series against the Penguins.

• The family of Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful death suit against the NHL. A sad moment for all involved, but this one will get thrown out as quickly as their suit against the NHLPA.

• Dave Stubbs writes that Carey Price was at his "most profound, most introspective and certainly his most melancholy" during his postseason press conference, but Stubbs' colleague Jack Todd feels the goalie's comments should set off alarms within the Habs organization.

• Keyboard general managers are torn about the future of the Jets in Winnipeg.
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