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Penguins' unlikely Game 1 hero? Fleury

Updated: May 19, 2009, 2:59 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- In the handy Carolina Hurricanes guidebook to victory for this Eastern Conference finals series, the hypothesis was simple: They had the best goaltender, and that was their best chance to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins and move on to the Stanley Cup finals.

Cam Ward was red-hot, and his counterpart between the Pittsburgh pipes, Marc-Andre Fleury was, well, perhaps prone to a wobble or two.

There was just one problem. No one bothered to send Fleury a copy of ...

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