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Now, Cup finals will come down to momentum

Updated: June 18, 2006, 2:30 AM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Well, the Carolina Hurricanes played not to lose Wednesday night, and the result is a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Edmonton Oilers played their butts off and were the better team all night long. It was a great display of character and resiliency, especially when everyone in town is counting you out. Their power play improved and they got equal contributions from the entire lineup.

You could sense, in a way, that the Oilers were due. They were ...

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