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Power Rankings: Clash of No. 1s not likely

It's no surprise the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins were ranked first and second again in ESPN's NHL Power Rankings on Monday.

Although they are dominant during the regular season, the Blackhawks (29-5-4, 62 points) and Penguins (29-10-0, 58 points) are unlikely to meet in the Stanley Cup if history is any indication.

Since the NHL went to a No. 1-8 conference seeding system in 1994, only once has the top seed of each conference played in the Stanley Cup when the West's Colorado Avalanche defeated the East's New Jersey Devils in 2001.

Here's a look at the every Stanley Cup since 1994 and the seeding of the teams involved:

2012: No. 8 Los Angeles Kings over No. 6 Devils

2011: No. 3 Boston Bruins over No. 1 Vancouver Canucks

2010: No. 2 Blackhawks over No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers

2009: No. 4 Penguins over No. 2 Red Wings

2008: No. 1 Red Wings over No. 2 Penguins

2007: No. 2 Anaheim Ducks over No. 4 Ottawa Senators

2006: No. 2 Carolina Hurricanes over No. 8 Edmonton Oilers

2004: No. 1 Tampa Bay Lightning over No. 6 Calgary Flames

2003: No. 2 New Jersey Devils over No. 7 Anaheim Ducks

2002: No. 1 Detroit Red Wings over No. 3 Carolina Hurricanes

2001: No. 1 Avalanche over No. 1 New Jersey Devils

2000: No. 4 Devils over No. 2 Dallas Stars

1999: No. 1 Dallas Stars over No. 7 Buffalo Sabres

1998: No. 3 Red Wings over No. 4 Washington Capitals

1997: No. 3 Red Wings over No. 3 Flyers

1996: No. 2 Avalanche over No. 4 Florida Panthers

1995: No. 5 Devils over No. 1 Red Wings

1994: No. 1 New York Rangers over No. 7 Canucks