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Colorado hit with too many games, too many injuries

Colorado was pushed too far too often, leaving them tired and hurting for Game 7.

Updated: June 4, 2002, 11:43 AM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Bob Hartley was standing in the hallway outside the Red Wings' dressing room late Friday night, preparing to say a final adieu to members of the Detroit organization. The Red Wings were moving on; the Avalanche weren't.

The Stanley Cup champions' reign is over.

"We ran out of gas because of the efforts we put in the three rounds," the Colorado coach said of Colorado's 7-0 defeat against the Red Wings. "I think where we missed in this round was Game 1 here, where we got ...

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