'Great play, great goal' puts Carolina in driver's seat

Updated: June 13, 2006, 11:06 AM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

EDMONTON, Alberta -- When Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger picked up the puck below the left circle in his defensive zone, he saw an out, a clear lane toward center ice where a streaking Oiler could pick up his backhand pass and head up the ice.

With time winding down in the second period and the score knotted at one in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, Pronger needed that out. But the Hurricanes new line of Cory Stillman, Eric Staal and Mark Recchi was coming in hard on the forecheck ...

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