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Hurricanes beyond prepared for Game 7 test

Updated: June 20, 2006, 5:08 PM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- We saw a perfect example of what makes a champion in Monday's Game 7.

After playing in a stinker in Game 6 in Edmonton, the Hurricanes' coaching staff and players acknowledged that they played poorly. Coach Peter Laviolette made changes and came out with a game plan.

From the get-go, the plan was to play harder than Edmonton, attack and send more pucks to the net, initiate and not retaliate. (Another example of how Laviolette should have never been kicked ...

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