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  • Erik Karlsson scores GWG in Game 1 vs NYR
    Erik Karlsson scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Karlsson gave the Sens the lead with just over four minutes remaining in the third period, when he banked a shot off Henrik Lundqvist's mask and in from the corner. Karlsson finished the game with five shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in 28:54 ice time. The Sens defenseman now has one goal and six assists in seven games this postseason. The Senators lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 will be played in Ottawa on Saturday. Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Sens. 42 minutes ago
  • Nick Foligno nominated for Mark Messier Award
    Nick Foligno has been nominated for the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

    Advice: The other two nominees are Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary's Mark Giordano. The award is given "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season." Foligno and his wife have pledged $1 million dollars to split between Nationwide Childen's Hospital and Boston Children's hospital. He also formed a partnership with Papa John's Pizza to raise money for the "Janis Foligno Foundation". Today, 5:12 pm
  • Taylor Chorney scratched in GM 1 vs PIT
    Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Advice: Chorney played in just 18 games during the regular season and he piled up one goal and four assists. He hasn't played in a playoff game in 2017. Paul Carey and Chandler Stephenson will also watch from the press box. Today, 4:22 pm
  • Kevin Klein to be scratched vs. OTT in GM 1
    Kevin Klein will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Ottawa on Thursday.

    Advice: Klein suited up in just one game in his team's first-round series against the Canadiens, but he was less than impressive in that outing. Adam Clendening, Matt Puempel, Steven Kampfer, Brandon Pirri and Tanner Glass will also watch the game from the press box. Today, 3:47 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist should start in Game 1
    Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start in Game 1 Thursday night.

    Advice: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault doesn't intend to make any changes to the lineup that won him Game 6 against the Montreal Canadiens. Of course, it would have been shocking if Lundqvist wasn't the starter. Not only is he the Rangers' clear number one goaltender, but he's coming off a strong series where he posted a 1.70 GAA and .947 save percentage in six starts. Today, 2:38 pm
  • David Pastrnak joins Team Czech Republic
    David Pastrnak will play for the Czech Republic in the 2017 World Championships.

    Advice: Pastrnak is extending a breakout season where he scored 34 goals and 70 points in 75 games. He contributed another two goals and four points in six contests during the Bruins' first round loss to the Ottawa Senators. He'll be a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level contract. Today, 11:11 am
  • Carl Hagelin (LBI) takes limited contact
    Carl Hagelin (lower body) joined the Penguins for Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Hagelin was wearing a regular jersey as opposed to the no-contact one he had on Wednesday. That being said, he only endured limited contact Thursday morning. Additionally, he remained on the ice with the projected extras, so it would be a surprise if Hagelin plays in Game 1. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he's still day-to-day, but is close to returning. Today, 10:34 am
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  • Stars re-sign Mattias Janmark
    Mattias Janmark has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.

    Advice: Janmark was set to become an RFA this season. He's taking a small cut from his previous $800,000 cap hit after missing the 2016-17 campaign due to a bone fracture suffered in September. His recovery has been slowed by a congenital condition called osteochondritis dissecans. "Mattias is a player that we missed as much as anyone last season with the unfortunate injury he suffered," said Stars GM Jim Nill. "We look forward to him returning to our group and getting him back for training camp." Today, 10:22 am
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  • Karl Alzner (UBI) is out for Game 1
    Karl Alzner (upper body) won't be available for Game 1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Alzner continues to make progress, but he's still day-to-day. The Capitals will not make any lineup changes compared to Game 6 of their first round series against Toronto. Today, 9:14 am
  • Adam Larsson comes up big in Game 1
    Adam Larsson scored two goals and registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-3 victory over Anaheim in Game 1 Wednesday night.

    Advice: Larsson had never had a multi-goal game in the NHL before and he picked a great time for his first. His second goal of the contest came at 15:20 of the third period and proved to be the game winner. He's not much of an offensive force and we wouldn't count on him to have another big offensive game in the 2017 playoffs, but the Oilers have been led so far by unlikely heroes, so you never know. Today, 7:50 am
  • Dougie Hamilton helped by Giordano pairing
    Dougie Hamilton feels being paired with Mark Giordano was a sizable factor in his success this season.

    Advice: Hamilton got off to a rough start in 2016-17 as he had six points and was already minus-nine in 16 games through Nov. 12. After that, the decision was made to pair Hamilton with Giordano and from there Hamilton had 44 points and a plus-21 rating in 65 contests. "It was definitely a big change from where I started the season. I think I was playing with a bunch of different partners, third-pairings and that kind of thing," Hamilton said. "I had a bad stretch of games with a lot of minuses. (Gulutzan) put me with Gio and it kind of turned my season around. I tried to make the most of it and take the opportunity." Hamilton thinks very highly of Giordano and said that he looks up to him. Given their success together in 2016-17, it wouldn't be surprising to see them paired up again next season. Today, 7:44 am
  • Brodin, Eriksson Ek agree to play for Sweden
    Jonas Brodin and Joel Eriksson Ek will represent Sweden at the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

    Advice: Brodin had 25 points in 68 games during the regular season for the Wild, while Erikssson Ek produced seven points in 15 NHL appearances. Today, 6:40 am
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk will play at WHC for U.S.
    Trevor van Riemsdyk will represent the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

    Advice: He set new career highs with five goals, 16 points and a plus-17 rating in 58 games during the 2016-17 campaign. Van Riemsdyk will join a defense group that includes Danny DeKeyser, Noah Hanifin, Charlie McAvoy, Connor Murphy and Jacob Trouba. Today, 6:30 am
  • Kyle Turris confident that goals will come
    Kyle Turris ended a nine-game goalless slump in Game 6 against Boston.

    Advice: He notched just one goal and one assist in six playoff outings in Round 1, but insists that he is confident going into Ottawa's next series versus the New York Rangers. Today, 6:20 am
  • Cam Talbot makes 33 saves in GM 1 win vs. ANA
    Cam Talbot stopped 33 of 36 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Edmonton is now up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. The Oilers appeared to take the game over in the third period, as they got back-to-back goals in less than two minutes from Mark Letestu and Adam Larsson to give Edmonton a 3-1 lead. But that's when the Ducks woke up. Anaheim got two quick goals of their own from Patrick Eaves and Jakob Silfverberg to tie it up at three. Thankfully for Edmonton, Larsson scored his second of the game to with less than five minutes remaining in regulation before Leon Draisaitl added an empty-netter. Talbot owns a 5-2 record with a 2.17 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this postseason. Game 2 will be played in Anaheim on Friday night. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Leon Draisaitl nets 1G, 3A in Game 1 win
    Leon Draisaitl picked up a goal and three assists in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: What an incredible night for the Oilers forward. Draisaitl helped set up Mark Letestu's power play goal in the first period (1-1) before picking up primary assists on third-period goals by Letestu (2-1) and Adam Larsson (3-1). Draisaitl finally put the game away in the third frame, as he was able to score an empty-netter with just over a minute left in regulation. Draisaitl had no points in his first four games of the 2017 playoffs, but he's now recorded seven points in his last three contests. Game 2 will be held in Anaheim on Friday night. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Cam Talbot starts against ANA in Game 1
    Cam Talbot will get the start in Game 1 against Anaheim on Wednesday.

    Advice: He finished the first round with a 4-2 record, a 2.03 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage. The Oilers will need him to continue being great if they're going to advance to round three. Yesterday, 7:39 pm
  • Carl Hagelin (LBI) takes part in practice
    Carl Hagelin (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice, wearing a no-contact jersey.

    Advice: Coach Mike Sullivan said, "Big step today, getting involved in team practice. He's getting eager. Take it day-to-day. He's a lot closer." Still, it doesn't look like Hagelin will be ready for Game 1 against Washington on Thursday night. Yesterday, 10:12 am
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  • Erik Karlsson thinks foot issue is behind him
    Erik Karlsson said that his foot is virtually back to normal, which is why he didn't have a problem talking about his injury on Sunday.

    Advice: He revealed that he played the entire first round with two hairline fractures to his foot. "It's probably something that's not going to affect me anymore moving forward," said Karlsson. "It's something that's done with. I just felt like getting it out of the way instead of having it keep lingering on. I'm not much for secrets." Yesterday, 8:41 am
  • Pastrnak needs a new contract this summer
    David Pastrnak will be a restricted free agent this off-season and he would like to stay with the Bruins.

    Advice: "Obviously, I love it here. It's where I started and where I got the opportunity to play in the NHL," Pastrnak said. "This is not something I've been focusing on the whole season and I'm not going to think about it now. I did what I could." The 20-year-old winger exploded for 34 goals and 70 points in 75 games in 2016-17. He also had four points in six playoff matches. Pastrnak is due for a sizable raise after completing his entry-level contract. Yesterday, 7:07 am
  • Karl Alzner questionable for Game 1 vs. PIT
    Karl Alzner (upper body) is questionable for Game 1 of the second round against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He went through a full practice Tuesday, but he skated on the team's extra pairing with Taylor Chorney. "He's progressing," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's day to day, and when the trainers say go then he'll go." The Capitals may use seven defenders when Alzner is healthy because Nate Schmidt has played well during his absence. Tuesday, 3:11 pm
  • Heel fractures haven't stopped Erik Karlsson
    Erik Karlsson has revealed that he has been playing for nearly a month with two hairline fractures in his left heel.

    Advice: Karlsson told ESPN that he played with the two fractures through all six games of the Senators' first-round series against the Boston Bruins. The Sens won the series in Boston Sunday. "This guy's a machine. That's what it is," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said of the team's captain. "To be able to play that many minutes and be that good defensively and offensively, that's where he's at right now. He's at such a high level." Karlsson, who a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, reportedly sustained one of the injuries March 28 and the second in early April. Monday, 6:47 pm
  • Hagelin skates, but doesn't practice Monday
    Carl Hagelin (lower body) didn't practice with the Penguins on Monday, but he did skate on his own.

    Advice: Hagelin was also on the ice on Sunday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that they're "hopeful that we're going to have him," but for now it'd be best to continue to regard Hagelin as day-to-day. Monday, 12:14 pm
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  • Chorney, Carey, projected out Game 6 vs Leafs
    Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey are projected to be scratched for Game 6 against Toronto on Sunday.

    Advice: The oft-scratched Chorney hasn't played yet in the postseason, after dressing for 18 games in the regular season. Carey saw just six games of action himself, but has been relegated to little more than a Black Ace for Washington. Sunday, 3:10 pm
  • Karl Alzner will miss Game 6 Sunday
    Karl Alzner will not play in Game 6 Sunday.

    Advice: Alzner was a participant in the morning skate but the decision has been made to sit him out with an upper body injury. It is the fourth straight game he has missed and the Capitals will go with six defensemen and 12 forwards against the Maple Leafs. Sunday, 8:44 am
  • Carl Hagelin skating infrequently
    Carl Hagelin (lower body) has been skating but not regularly of late.

    Advice: Hagelin has been out of action since March 10 and the Penguins miss his presence and speed in the lineup during the playoffs. He had only six goals and 22 points in 61 games this season but was a big part of the Penguins run to the Stanley Cup last year. Consider him day-to-day. Sunday, 7:38 am
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  • E. Karlsson bothered by cramps in 2OT Friday
    Erik Karlsson was limited to four shifts in the second overtime period of Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Boston on Friday.

    Advice: "I was having some bad cramp issues in the second overtime there," said Karlsson. "That’s probably why I didn’t play as much as I could at the end there, but first time that has happened, so no harm, no foul today." Karlsson logged a game-high 41:51 minutes of ice time. The Senators will be leaning on him heavily again on Sunday as they'll try again to eliminate Boston in Game 6. Sunday, 7:33 am
  • Cam Talbot carries Oilers to second round
    Cam Talbot was the standout as the Edmonton Oilers eliminated the San Jose Sharks with a 3-1 win in Game 6 on Saturday night.

    Advice: Talbot stopped 27 out of 28 shots in Game 6, holding strong in the second period in particular when he stopped all 12 shots he faced. He helped Edmonton win their first series since 2006 by posting a 2.03 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. Saturday, 10:43 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist leads Rangers past Habs
    Henrik Lundqvist saved 27 of 28 shots in the Rangers' 3-1 win over Montreal in Game 6 Saturday night.

    Advice: Lundqvist surrendered the opening goal just 6:19 minutes into the contest, but that was all Montreal could get by him. This is the fourth time in the first round that Lundqvist has allowed two or fewer goals and the Rangers have claimed all of those games. With that they're going to the second round for the fifth time in the span of six years. Saturday, 8:03 pm
  • David Pastrnak scores in GM 5 win over OTT
    David Pastrnak scored in Friday's 3-2 double OT win over Ottawa.

    Advice: Pastrnak's goal cut his team's deficit to 2-1 at the 8:40 mark of the second period. Teammate Sean Kuraly eventually scored in regulation to tie the game, and he added another on in overtime to give the Bruins the win. Pastrnak has two goals and two assists in five games this postseason. Game 6 will be played in Boston on Sunday afternoon. Saturday, 8:40 am
  • Cam Talbot probable to start in Game 6
    It should come as no surprise that Cam Talbot will probably start in Game 6 Saturday against San Jose.

    Advice: This will be a big test for the Oilers as they will be going into the Shark Tank in San Jose with the Sharks on the ropes and desperate for a win to keep their season alive. If Edmonton is to close out the Sharks, Talbot will have to be at his very best. Saturday, 7:08 am
  • Rangers unlikely to make lineup changes
    The Rangers are unlikely to make any lineup changes for Game 6 so we expect Kevin Klein to once again be a healthy scratch.

    Advice: Nick Holden will likely draw in again, as will Pavel Buchnevich for Tanner Glass. Saturday, 5:15 am
  • Lundqvist to start Saturday v Habs
    It should come as no surprise that Henrik Lundqvist will start Saturday in Game 6 against the Canadiens.

    Advice: Lundqvist has been very good in this postseason and he will try and lead the Rangers to a series win Saturday night when the Rangers try to close out the Canadiens in Madison Square Garden. Coming into this contest, Lundqvist has a 1.83 GAA and .944 SP in five playoff games. Saturday, 4:47 am
  • Chorney, Carey, Stephenson out vs Leafs
    Taylor Chorney, Paul Carey and Chandler Stephenson are projected to be scratched for Game 5 against Toronto on Friday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, none of these three game seen any action in the postseason thus far. Chorney led the bunch during the regular season with five points in 18 games. Friday, 3:15 pm
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) won't play in Game 5
    Karl Alzner (upper body) won't be available for Game 5 on Friday.

    Advice: Alzner did practice with the Capitals for the first time since his injury, so he is making progress. He had three goals and 13 points in 82 regular season games. Friday, 10:28 am
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) practices on Friday
    Karl Alzner (upper body) took part in Washington's practice on Friday.

    Advice: Alzner missed the Capitals' last two games. This is the first time he's practiced with the team since being sidelined, but he's still questionable for Game 5 on Friday. Friday, 8:04 am
  • Kyle Turris has one assist in four games
    Kyle Turris has chipped in one assist in four postseason games against Boston.

    Advice: Turris led the team with 27 goals during the regular season, but he hasn't found the back of the net yet in Ottawa's first-round series versus the Bruins. He has been credited with just one shot on goal in each of the last three matches. It's a good thing that the Senators hold a 3-1 series lead or else there would be plenty of heat on Turris to pick it up offensively. Friday, 6:21 am
  • Cam Talbot makes 27 saves in OT win
    Cam Talbot made 27 saves on 30 shots to help the Oilers win Game 5 over the Sharks 4-3 in overtime on Thursday.

    Advice: The Oilers fell behind 3-1 midway through the second period but Talbot and his team both got stronger as the game went on. It's a solid bounce back Talbot had to have after allowing five goals in the blowout Game 4 loss. He has a strong 2.22 goals-against-average and .925 save percentage as Edmonton is on the brink of eliminating the Sharks. Thursday, 11:31 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist stops 34 shots in GM 5 win
    Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 of 36 shots in Thursday's 3-2 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: The Rangers found themselves down 1-0 and 2-1 in Game 5, but they managed to fight back, force overtime and win the game in the extra frame. Lundqvist continues to be fantastic in the series. He now owns a 3-2 record with a 1.83 goals-against-average and a .944 save percentage this postseason. The Rangers will look to eliminate the Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Nick Foligno (LBI) out Game 5 vs Penguins
    Nick Foligno (lower body) will miss Game 5 against the Penguins on Thursday night.

    Advice: That's a big loss for Columbus, who just achieved their first ever postseason regulation victory in Game 4. The Blue Jackets captain has two helpers in four games this series. Thursday, 3:59 pm
  • Cam Talbot expected in net Game 5 vs Sharks
    Cam Talbot is expected to be in net for Game 5 against the Sharks on Thursday.

    Advice: Talbot comes in rocking a .925 save percentage, two shutouts, with just eight goals against through the first four games of the series. However, he will be looking to bounce back after he was pulled in Game 4. Thursday, 3:48 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist set to start Game 5 vs. MTL
    Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal for Game 5 against Montreal.

    Advice: He wasn't part of the Rangers' "extras" skate, which included the other two goalies, so it's expected that he will get the nod on Thursday night. That should come as no surprise, as Lundqvist has been excellent in the series with a 1.89 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage in four games. Thursday, 1:19 pm
  • Taylor Chorney A Healthy Scratch on Wednesday
    Taylor Chorney will sit out Game 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Advice: The oft-scratched Chorney hasn't played yet in the postseason, after dressing for 18 games in the regular season. Paul Carey will join him in the press box. Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) skates after practice
    Karl Alzner (upper body) was on the ice following the Capitals' morning skate.

    Advice: As previously reported, Alzner won't play in Game 4 on Wednesday. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines. Wednesday, 10:10 am
  • Cam Talbot gets the hook in loss to Sharks
    After scoring back-to-back shutouts in games two and three of the first round of the playoffs, Cam Talbot got the hook 13 minutes into the second period when he gave up five goals in a 7-0 loss to the Sharks.

    Advice: Nothing went right for the Oilers Tuesday night. Certainly Talbot does not bear sole responsibility for the loss because he had no appreciable defensive help. The again, he was the goalie who allowed five shots to get past. This embarrassing defeat will galvanize Edmonton as they head home for game five. Laurent Brossoit gave up another two goals on only eight shots. Tuesday, 9:49 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist allows 1 goal in GM 4 win
    Henrik Lundqvist allowed one goal on 24 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Lundqvist continued his dominant play in the postseason. It's the second time in four games that he's given up one goal or less in the series. Lundqvist now has a 2-2 record with a 1.89 goals-against-average and a .944 save percentage this postseason. Game 5 will be played in Montreal on Thursday night. Tuesday, 7:25 pm
  • Cam Talbot expected to start GM 4 against SJ
    Cam Talbot is expected to get the start in Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: Talbot is coming off a 23-save shutout in Game 3. He's been phenomenal this postseason, as he's posted a 0.98 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage. The Oilers have a 2-1 lead in the series. Tuesday, 5:21 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist expected to start GM 4
    Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get the call in Game 4 against Montreal on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lundqvist has been fantastic in this series, but his team still trails 2-1. He has a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .941 save percentage this postseason. They'll need him to be great if they want to even up the series before heading back on the road. Tuesday, 3:13 pm
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) won't play in Game 4
    Karl Alzner (upper body) has already been ruled out for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The durable defender had played in 540 consecutive regular-season games and 59 straight playoff matches before he sat out Monday's game with an upper-body injury. Nate Schmidt, who played well in Alzner's absence, will probably stay in the lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday night. Tuesday, 10:09 am
  • Erik Karlsson earns two helpers Monday
    Erik Karlsson collected two helpers in a 4-3 overtime win against Boston in Game 3 on Monday night.

    Advice: From his own red line, he launched the puck right on the tap of Mike Hoffman at the attacking blue line on a Hail Mary pass. You owe it to yourself to watch the replay if you haven't seen it yet. Karlsson has registered four assists in three games versus the Bruins during the postseason. Tuesday, 8:08 am
  • David Pastrnak nets PPG in losing effort
    David Pastrnak scored a power-play goal in Boston's 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa in Game 3 on Monday.

    Advice: Pastrnak has recorded a point in each of the Bruins' postseason contests thus far. David Backes and Noel Acciari accounted for Boston's other two markers. John-Michael Liles assisted on two of Boston's three goals. Apr 17, 7:22 pm
  • Taylor Chorney likely scratched in GM 3
    Taylor Chorney will serve as a healthy scratch in Game 3 against Toronto on Monday night.

    Advice: Karl Alzner (upper body) is out of the lineup, but the Capitals have opted to replace him with Nate Schmidt. Chorney had one goal and four assists in 18 games during the regular season. He still hasn't suited up in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Paul Carey will also watch the game from the press box. Apr 17, 3:41 pm
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) won't play in Game 3 vs TOR
    Karl Alzner (upper body) won't suit up in Game 3 against Toronto on Monday night.

    Advice: Alzner was supposed to be a game-time decision, but the Caps made the announcement on their Twitter account right before the pre-game warmup started. Nate Schmidt will take Alzner's spot in the lineup. Apr 17, 3:37 pm
  • Karl Alzner uncertain for Game 3
    Karl Alzner (undisclosed) is considered to be a game-time decision for Monday night.

    Advice: He skipped the morning skate for maintenance and Nate Schmidt took his place alongside John Carlson. It's unclear if Alzner will be available to play in Game 3 against Toronto, but the signs don't appear to be in his favor. Apr 17, 9:39 am
  • Cam Talbot snatches second straight shutout
    Cam Talbot fended off each of the 23 shots San Jose sent his way on Sunday night to lead the Oilers to a 1-0 victory.

    Advice: Talbot, who has now stopped 39 straight shots in two consecutive shutouts, guided the Oilers to a 2-1 series lead with a gutsy performance. The 29-year-old is now 2-1 with a 0.98 goals against average and .964 save percentage in the post-season. Apr 16, 10:41 pm
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