Now is the time for star players to step up and show why they are worth their millions of dollars in salary.
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Whichever team can dictate the tempo should advance to meet the Mighty Ducks in the Stanley Cup finals.
The Senators have seized the momentum and put all the pressure on the Devils heading into Game 7.
The Senators have learned from past playoff mistakes, and are playing with greater purpose this year.
By beating the Flyers 5-1 on Monday, the Senators proved once again that they're getting better as the playoffs progress.
With Scott Stevens ailing, the Lightning have a great chance to seize momentum in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Wins in Games 5 and 6 suddenly have swung momentum in the Minnesota-Colorado series over to the Wild.