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Devils' united front leads to Game 7 win

Because the Devils stuck together and played for one another, they found a way to beat the Senators.

Updated: May 24, 2003, 8:29 AM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

KANATA, Ontario -- Everything that is right about team sports played out in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between the top-seeded Ottawa Senators and the second-seeded New Jersey Devils at the Corel Centre on Friday night.

In the end the older, slower Devils were able to dig down and find a way to beat the younger, faster Senators, 3-2, breaking the hearts of a city -- and country -- that desperately wanted to bring the Stanley Cup back across the border.

The fabulous deciding ...

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