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Giguere takes no solace in Conn Smythe honor
Jean-Sebastien Giguere couldn't deliver the Stanley Cup for the Mighty Ducks, although he took home his own trophy.
 
Analysis: Devils win playing Devils hockey
ESPN's hockey analysts break down the Devils' Game 7 win in the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Notes: Nieuwendyk to miss Game 7
After testing his injury in the morning, Devils center Joe Nieuwendyk won't play in Game 7.
 
Stevenson: Just another game?
Game 7. One game for the Stanley Cup. And the key to winning is to not think about it.
 
Frei: It's Game 7, just how it should be
Terry Frei finds reasons why either the Ducks or the Devils could raise the Cup.
 
Analysis: Spoils go to hardest workers
ESPN's hockey analysts break down the Mighty Ducks' 5-2 win in Game 6.
 
Nieuwendyk unlikely to make Game 7 return
Devils center Joe Nieuwendyk said Sunday night he's unlikely to play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Ducks toughen to force Game 7 with Devils
The Mighty Ducks' series comeback was impressive enough. Paul Kariya's was one for the story books Saturday.
 
Skalko: Kariya won't stay down
Neither constant checking nor a Scott Stevens hit could come between the Ducks' Paul Kariya and Game 7.
 
Marrapese-Burrell: One more chance
Before they can get over their deer-in-the-headlights look in New Jersey, the Ducks need to win Game 6.
 
Adelson: The most important game
The Ducks are facing an elimination game for the first time. But in a way, they've been playing it all along.
 
On the Hrink: Late greatness confounds
The Mighty Ducks' perfect overtime mark these playoffs seems mystical. It's not; it's just unexplainable.
 
Hradek: Stevenson provides sudden impact
Turner Stevenson, who has been sidelined by a serious groin injury, entered the Cup finals with a bang and a crash.
 
Brodeur thanks teammates for picking him up
After years of watching their goalie save them, the Devils picked up Martin Brodeur for a change.
 
Devils don't follow form in Game 5 rout of Ducks
Three unconventional goals in an out-of-character game put the Devils in a familiar spot -- up 3-2 in the Cup finals.
 
Analysis: A Devil of a game
ESPN's hockey analysts break down how the Devils took advantage of the Ducks in Game 5.
 
Cox: A series, at last
The Stanley Cup finals were on the verge of being an afterthought. Then along came Steve Thomas.
 
Notes: Nieuwendyk won't play in Game 5
Devils center Joe Nieuwendyk won't be in the lineup after leaving practice early on Wednesday.
 
Adelson: Something's missing
As the Ducks rejoined the Stanley Cup finals, one thing became clear: The Devils are way too tame.
 
On the Hrink: New Jersey's Conn man
Devils center John Madden has proven himself worthy of the Conn Smythe Trophy at both ends of the ice.
 
Johnson: Indispensable Duck
Anaheim stuck with center Steve Rucchin through adversity, and now he and the Ducks are seeing the payoff.
 
Adelson: Over time, it's been Thomas
Back in March, the Ducks thought Steve Thomas' experience would come in handy. Little did they know.
 
Ducks even series with another OT victory
This time it was Steve Thomas who was the overtime hero for the Ducks, who tied the series 2-2.
 
Analysis: It's a series
ESPN's hockey analysts break down how the Ducks climbed back into the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Berra: The 'D' in the Ducks
Win or lose in the Stanley Cup finals, the Mighty Ducks' defense will no longer linger in anonymity.
 
Ducks work OT, win Game 3
The Ducks are now 6-0 in playoff overtimes, including a huge victory in Saturday's Game 3.
 
Frei: Brodeur takes bad bounce in stride
Instead of being depressed or in denial about his Game 3 gaffe, Martin Broduer could only laugh.
 
On the Hrink: Ducks work for bounces
The Mighty Ducks rediscovered their work ethic in Game 3. And the hockey gods smiled in approval.
 
Analysis: Ducks closer to form
ESPN's hockey analysts break down how the Ducks claimed Game 3 against the Devils.
 
On the Hrink: Ducks on other side
The Ducks are finding out what it's like to run into a brick wall in the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Stevenson: Light is on, Tverdovsky's home
With two assists in the Stanley Cup finals, defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky is realizing that less is more.
 
Heika: Don't mess with 'Dad'
The Devils are still in awe of Scott Stevens as both a father figure and one of the game's greatest defensemen.
 
Backseat suits Brodeur fine
Martin Brodeur has posted two straight shutouts, but he's happy to see his team get the credit.
 
Devils not giving Ducks much shot, lead 2-0
The Devils only allowed 16 shots and -- once again -- zero goals in Thursday's romp.
 
Analysis: Can the Ducks dig out?
ESPN's hockey analysts break down the difference between the Devils and the Ducks in Game 2.
 
Buccigross: Compelling because it's the Cup
The Ducks, Devils, Conn Smythe candidates and Shjon Podein hop on the Zamboni.
 
Frei: Sports' leading role
Ducks goalie J-S Giguere has shown why his is the most important position in professional sports.
 
Stevenson: 'Grease' is the word
Ducks coach Mike Babcock would like his players to get their hands dirty in Game 2 against the Devils.
 
Berra: Friesen finds perfect fit
Unhappy in Anaheim, Jeff Friesen was traded to New Jersey. Now, everyone is smiling.
 
On the Hrink: One Cup between friends
Despite spending seven seasons in New Jersey, Petr Sykora is enjoying facing his ex-teammates.
 
Goal oriented: Brodeur lifts Devils over Ducks
Martin Brodeur earned his first Stanley Cup finals shutout in Game 1 on Tuesday.
 
On the Hrink: Ducks rusty
The Ducks didn't use the long layoff as an excuse. But how else can you explain Game 1?
 
Adelson: Roy's heirs are apparent
The spotlight may shift to Patrick Roy, but both Martin Brodeur and Jean-Sebastien Giguere deserve to bask in the glow.
 
Analysis: Devils take advantage of Ducks
ESPN's hockey analysts break down the many ways the Devils beat the Ducks in Game 1.
 
Nieuwendyk sits out Game 1 with 'lower body injury'
Joe Nieuwendyk, who missed Game 1 on Tuesday, received treatment and is day-to-day.
 
Breakdown: Anaheim vs. New Jersey
ESPN's Bill Clement breaks down the Stanley Cup final between the Mighty Ducks and Devils.
 
Pivotal players: Ducks vs. Devils
Anaheim's Petr Sykora and New Jersey's Patrik Elias will be key figures in the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Pang: Giguere & Brodeur
A look at the games of Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere and New Jersey's Martin Brodeur.
 
Sibling rivalry: Niedermayers square off in Cup finals
The Niedermayers are the first brothers to play against each other in the Cup finals since 1946.
 
On the Hrink: Split this
Neither the Ducks nor the Devils will settle for a split in New Jersey, so the urgency starts in Game 1.
 
Morganti: Are the Ducks too good?
Short shifts with the Mighty Ducks, Flyers, Wings, Rangers and Kerry Fraser.
 
Hradek: Another Brodeur reminder
While Giguere has put himself on the map, Martin Brodeur has been stellar -- again.
 
Adelson: Men behind the masked men
If J-S Giguere or Martin Brodeur win the Cup, they can thank their coaches -- Francois Allaire and Jacques Caron.
 
ESPN analysts: Great guardians
ESPN's hockey analysts pick their top five playoff goalies of the post-expansion era.
 
Stevenson: One Devil of a dynasty?
New Jersey continues to elevate its status with a third Stanley Cup finals appearance in four years.
 
Berra: Big-game Duck
Jean-Sebastien Giguere has been turning in one superior performance after another -- legal pads and all.
 
Devils divine: Friesen's goal beats Senators in Game 7
Jeff Friesen scored with 2:14 left Friday night, sending the Devils into the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Woodburn: Old men, young men
Mighty Ducks Adam Oates and Steve Thomas are finding their best chance at the Cup also may be their last.
 
On the Hrink: 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.
 
Nieuwendyk down, but not out for Cup final
Joe Nieuwendyk was too sore to finish Game 7 against Ottawa on Friday night, but he hopes to be ready for the start of the Stanley Cup finals.
 
Woodburn: Stale Ducks?
While a 10-day layoff between series is long, the Mighty Ducks would rather be rested than rushed.
 
How the New Jersey Devils were built
A player-by-player look at how the Eastern Conference finalists were assembled.
 
Johnson: Murray curbing Ducks' enthusiasm
Ducks GM Bryan Murray knows all about unexpected trips to the Cup finals -- and the lesson that could await.
 
Kariya still has right stuff for Ducks
Paul Kariya could have left Anaheim. But he didn't -- and that patience has him closing in on the Cup finals.
 
How the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim were built
A player-by-player look at how the Western Conference champions were assembled.
 
Ducks finish off Wild to advance to Cup finals
The Wild scored their first goal of the series, but Anaheim still finished off the sweep with a 2-1 win in Game 4.
 
On the Hrink: Settled in the swamp
After a sudden change of address, Jamie Langenbrunner's skills have finally joined him in New Jersey.
 
The List: Greatest underdogs
Can the Wild or Mighty Ducks add their name to the Page 2 list of greatest underdog champions?
 






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