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NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler, left, celebrates his game-tying goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of Game 5 of NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
Photo by: Jonathan Hayward
NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler, left, celebrates his game-tying goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of Game 5 of NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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