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NHL Three Stars: Crosby, Murray lead Penguins in Game 6

No. 1 Star: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Crosby scored what would end up being his third game-winning goal of the postseason to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead with 26 seconds left in the second period. It was the 49th postseason goal of his career. He also added an assist on Kessel’s opening tally. 

No. 2 Star: Brian Boyle, Tampa Bay Lightning 

The third period was all Boyle as he recorded his first career multi-goal playoff game with a pair to help Tampa cut the Pittsburgh lead from 3-0 to 3-2.

No. 3 Star: Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins

Back in the Penguins’ net, Murray made 28 stops to help force a Game 7 Thursday night. According to Elias, Murray became the first Penguins rookie netminder to record a win when facing elimination. He's now 4-0 following a loss.

Honorable Mention: Phil Kessel opened the scoring with his ninth of the playoffs, most by a Penguins player since Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in 2009 … Nick Bonino recorded his third multi-point game of the playoffs … Bryan Rust blazed in on a breakaway to score his third playoff goal:

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Dishonorable Mention: The Lightning thought they had taken a 1-0 lead early in the game thanks to Jonathan Drouin, but a Penguins’ coach’s challenge saw the goal taken away by due to an offside … Home teams are now 41-42 this postseason ... Andrei Vasilevskiy's attempt at a soccer header save nearly caused a goal:

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