Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
Rod Brind'Amour
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Rod Brind'Amour, playing in his 16th NHL season, finally gets to lift the Stanley Cup.
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NHL Playoffs:
David Pastrnak David Pastrnak
G: 48
Leon Draisaitl Leon Draisaitl
A: 67
Leon Draisaitl Leon Draisaitl
Pts: 110
Complete Leaders
Jimmy Howard Jimmy Howard
GAA: 4.20
Anton Khudobin Anton Khudobin
SV: .930
Andrei Vasilevskiy Andrei Vasilevskiy
W: 35
Complete Leaders
Team Stats
Hurricanes 73 60 2.92 2.40 24.0 85.4
Oilers 70 61 2.92 2.54 17.0 86.1
Sabres 60 49 3.33 2.72 16.2 82.6
Ducks 46 36 2.88 2.25 10.8 88.5
Senators 36 29 3.60 2.90 25.0 87.3
Sharks 29 29 2.64 2.64 15.3 80.6
Devils 27 21 3.00 2.33 19.0 75.6
Avalanche 22 31 2.44 3.44 09.6 86.0
CarNo significant injuries
EdmNo significant injuries

Scott Burnside There are so many things that culminate with a Stanley Cup championship. Scott Burnside writes all of them were present in Raleigh in a Game 7 that was simply a thing of beauty. Story

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Cam Ward, at 22 years and 110 days, is the third-youngest player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. Patrick Roy earned that honor in 1986 at 20 years, 231 days, and Bobby Orr won that award in 1970 at 22 years, 51 days.

Ward is the first rookie goaltender to win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals since Ken Dryden in 1971.

Tuesday, June 20
Hurricanes, fans celebrate Stanley Cup win
The Hurricanes and their fans celebrated the first major pro title in the state's history Tuesday, with the Stanley Cup signifying that hockey has found a home in North Carolina.
New-look NHL in top form in finals, but few tuned in
The first Stanley Cup finals of the post-lockout era showcased the positive steps taken by the NHL to get over its debilitating labor dispute -- but the series also highlighted the daunting challenge of persuading casual fans to watch.
Oilers greeted by small but devoted group at airport
The Edmonton Oilers didn't win the Stanley Cup, but they returned home as champions to the fans who greeted them at the airport.
Monday, June 19
Hurricanes schedule victory parade around arena
The Carolina Hurricanes will celebrate their Stanley Cup victory with a parade Tuesday winding around the team's arena.
Carolina fans celebrate state's first major pro title
Fans screamed into the humid night and fireworks blasted away in nearby neighborhoods after the Carolina Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup.
Canes' Weight practices but doesn't play in Game 7
Hurricanes center Doug Weight was in full gear for the team's morning skate, but he was not in the lineup for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals against Edmonton.
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Sunday, June 18
Hurricanes look to avoid 3-1 collapse
A few days ago, the Hurricanes were one goal away from winning their first Stanley Cup. Now, they're trying to avoid a giant collapse against the resurgent Oilers in Game 7.
Friday, June 16
Hurricanes' Weight out for Game 6; Ward skates Friday
The Canes will be without another key player in their lineup as coach Peter Laviolette announced Friday that Doug Weight will miss Saturday's Game 6.
Oilers' Roloson skates, but says he won't be back
Dwayne Roloson skated Friday, but he said it was just part of his rehabilitation and that he's not planning a return.
Loose Oilers focused on forcing Game 7 vs. Hurricanes
Ryan Smyth laughed his way through Chris Pronger's entertaining interview session that got funnier with each successive sound byte.
Hurricanes ready to step up for injured teammate
The Hurricanes will have to play Game 6 without injured center Doug Weight, but they're confident Matt Cullen -- or anyone else who's called upon -- will step in to fill the void.
Thursday, June 15
Canes won't reveal Game 6 status of Weight, Ward
It's unknown whether injuries sustained in Game 5 to forward Doug Weight or defenseman Aaron Ward will keep them out of the lineup for Saturday's sixth game against the Oilers.
Hurricanes back on road for second shot at winning Cup
The Hurricanes certainly didn't feel like celebrating after a nearly five-hour flight they wished they didn't have to take.
Wednesday, June 14
Staal ends goal drought, but can't help Canes clinch Cup
Eric Staal finally broke through after the longest goal drought of his first playoff run. It still wasn't enough to help the Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup.
Coingate? Smyth removes token from Raleigh ice
Oilers forward Ryan Smyth removed a coin from center ice at the RBC Center after Wednesday's practice, creating a bit of intrigue before Game 5.
Tuesday, June 13
Oilers' trip back to Raleigh delayed by airplane woes
The Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday ran into travel issues as they tried to reach Raleigh for Wednesday's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Everything going Canes' way, against Oilers in finals
The Hurricanes seem to have everything going their way at the Stanley Cup finals.
Monday, June 12
Oilers' power-play woes are costing them
The Oilers champions are in the midst of a power-play outage that might short-circuit their run to a sixth Stanley Cup title.
A return for Canes' Cole? Laviolette again says no
Canes coach Peter Laviolette was quick to shoot down any suggestion injured forward Erik Cole would make a dramatic return to the Hurricanes lineup in this Stanley Cup finals series.
Friday, June 9
Canes GM has kidney stone attack during trip to Canada
Canes GM Jim Rutherford suffered a painful kidney stone attack shortly after the team charter took off from Raleigh for Edmonton on Thursday.
Rookie goalie Ward on verge of making history
Only two goalies in the last 35 years have led their teams to the Stanley Cup. Cam Ward could join that club with two more wins.
Oilers' top line looks to pick up production
The Edmonton Oilers' potent scoring line has been shut down by the Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup finals.
Wesley, Hurricanes have knack for blocking shots
In building a 2-0 series lead over Edmonton, the Hurricanes have shown an uncanny knack of getting in the way of shots without the benefit of oversized pads.