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The Ducks are en route to their first Cup finals.

Johnson: Curbing their enthusiasm
Ducks GM Bryan Murray knows all about unexpected trips to the Cup finals -- and the lesson that could await.

Berra: Wild run out of comebacks
One Cinderella had to go down in the West finals, and that turned out to be the overachieving Wild.


Devils beat Sens in Game 7
Jeff Friesen scored with 2:14 left Friday night, sending the Devils into the Stanley Cup finals.

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

Ottawa's Patrick Lalime made 24 saves in a losing effort.


Nieuwendyk not planning on missing Game 7

Brodeur's wife files for divorce, seeks custody of kids

Sens' Spezza makes playoff debut in Game 5

Giguere's style 'not like a prototypical goalie'

No goal? Officials miss Devils' shot in Game 3

Wild fans don't get Stars, but Ducks are just fine

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“Even when we were down 3-1, there was not one guy in our dressing room or organization that counted ourselves out. ”

— Defenseman Chris Phillips, after Ottawa's Game 6 win.

Stanley Cup finals schedule
A day-by-day listing of the Stanley Cup finals between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the winner of the Eastern Conference finals.
Screen Shots: Cheering for the good guy
Moreso than any player on the ice, Roger Neilson deserves to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Stevenson: Workers in a working man's playoffs
Jacques Martin and Pat Burns have different personalities, but they take the same approach to the game.
The List: Greatest underdogs
Can the Wild or Mighty Ducks add their name to the Page 2 list of greatest underdog champions?
Morganti: Will coaches cash in?
One lesson from this year's playoffs: It makes more sense to pay a lot of money to one good coach than 23 players.
Zulgad: Can Wild solve Giguere?
Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere frustrated both the Wings and Stars. Why should the Wild be different?

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Ray Bourque, Reggie Lemelin, Chicken Parm and Kevin Sawyer take a ride on the Zamboni this week. More…

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