Ducks Finish Off Red Wings In Six Games
Detroit Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek looks at the puck he didn't quite stop while teammate Andreas Lilja and Anaheim Ducks center Rob Niedermayer react to Samuel Pahlsson's goal with 14:06 remaining, which proved to be the difference for Anaheim. The Ducks beat the Wings 4-3 and move on to meet Ottawa in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Detroit vs. Anaheim Game 5
Anaheim Ducks right winger Teemu Selanne shoots the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek for the winning goal during overtime of Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference finals, Sunday, May 20, 2007, in Detroit. The Ducks won 2-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
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Senators Slash Sabres 4-1
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller lets in a second period goal by the Ottawa Senators' Dany Heatley (top) as the Senators' Daniel Alfredsson (bottom) battles with Sabres defenseman Toni Lydman in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, May 19, 2007. The Senators won 3-2 on an overtime goal by Alfredsson to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Detroit vs. Anaheim Game 4
The Anaheim Ducks celebrate after Ryan Getzlaf (15) scored a third period goal against the Detroit Red Wings during Game 4 of the 2007 Western Conference finals May 17, 2007 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal to help the Ducks beat the Red Wings 5-3.
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Ottawa vs Buffalo Game 4
Goaltender Ryan Miller (30) of the Buffalo Sabres makes a glove save as his teammates look on during the first period of Game 4 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators May 16, 2007 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada. The Sabres won the game 3-2.
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Detroit vs Anaheim Game 3
Tomas Holmstrom of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Anaheim Ducks on May 15, 2007 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Holmstrom finished with two goals, an assist and 13 stitches on the way to a 5-0 victory. He left the game at 11:40 of the second period after the Ducks' Rob Niedermayer and Chris Pronger simultaneously slammed him into the glass.
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Ottawa vs Buffalo Game 3
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller guards the net from Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators during the third period of Game 3 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals on May 14, 2007 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. The Senators shut out the Sabres 1-0 to lead the series 3-0.
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Ottawa vs Buffalo Game 2
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, top, makes a save as Ottawa Senators' Antoine Vermette jumps to let the puck pass during the third period at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, May 12, 2007. The Senators won, 4-3, in double overtime.
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Red Wings Finish Off Sharks 4-2
San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, center, of Kazakhstan, stops a shot by Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi, top right, as Sharks' Matt Carle (18) defends in the second period of Game 6 of their second-round NHL hockey playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Monday, May 7, 2007. The Red Wings won the game 2-0 to win the series 4-2.
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Buffalo Beats New York 4-2
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers gives up a second-period goal as teammate Paul Mara and Henrik Tallinder (10) of the Buffalo Sabres watch the puck scoot into the net during Game 6 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 6, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Buffalo won 5-4.
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Ottawa Defeats New Jersey 4-1
Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators shots the puck past goalie Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils for a second-period goal during Game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Continental Airlines Arena in the Meadowlands on May 5, 2007 in East Rutherford, N.J. Ottawa beat the Devils 3-2.
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Anaheim Defeats Vancouver 4-1
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo lies on the ice after the Canucks' 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in the second overtime of an NHL Western Conference playoff hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 3, 2007. The loss eliminated the Canucks from the playoffs.
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Canucks Charge Past Stars 4-3
Marty Turco (35)of the Dallas Stars looks at the shot of Trevor Linden (16) of the Vancouver Canucks go into the net for the game winning goal during game seven 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinal game at General Motors Place April 23, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver defeated Dallas 4-1 to win the series 4-3.
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Detroit Wins Series Over Calgary 4-2
Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen, right, hugs teammate Mathieu Schneider as Calgary Flames' Jeff Friesen looks on after Franzen scored the winning goal during the second overtime in NHL Western Conference quarterfinal playoff hockey action in Calgary, Sunday, April 22, 2007. The Red Wings beat the Flames 2-1 to win the best of seven series 4-2.
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New Jersey Eliminates Tampa Bay 4-2
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save despite Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis' attempt to block his vision, Sunday, April 22, 2007 in Tampa, Fla. The Devils won the game 3-2, eliminating the Lightning from the playoffs.
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San Jose Chews Up Nashville 4-1
San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau, left, scores the game-winning goal against Nashville Predators goalie Tomas Vokoun (29), in the third period in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, April 20, 2007. The goal gave the Sharks a 3-2 win; they won the series four games to one. Also defending for Nashville are center Vernon Fiddler (38) and defenseman Shea Weber (6).
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Buffalo Clinch Series Over New York 4-1
New York Islanders' Jason Blake reacts after losing to the Buffalo Sabres at the end of the NHL hockey playoff game at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, April 20, 2007. The Sabres won 4-3 to win their series 4-1.
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Ducks Eliminate Wild 4-1
Goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) of the Minnesota Wild eyes the puck in the net after giving up the third goal to the Anaheim Ducks in the third period during game five of the 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals at Honda Center on Thursday, April 19, 2007, in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won the game and the series 4-1.
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Ottawa Defeats Pittsburgh 4-1
Ray Emery (1) of the Ottawa Senators takes a shot off the shoulder with Sidney Crosby (87) and Mark Recchi (8) of the Pittsburgh Penguins standing around the crease looking for a rebound during Game 5, Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 to win their series 4-1.
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New York Sweeps Atlanta 4-0
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Johan Hedberg, right, dives unsuccessfully for a shot by New York Rangers' Brendan Shanahan, left, as Martin Straka (82) reacts and Marian Hossa looks on during the second period on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Shanahan's goal tied the score 2-2. The Rangers won 4-2 to sweep the Thrashers 4-0 in the first round of the playoffs.
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