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Canucks beat Sharks 4-2 for 3-1 lead in West final 2

Posted: May 23, 2011 9:28 AM ; Updated: May 23, 2011 9:28 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- After managing to stay even with San Jose despite playing short-handed for almost half of the game's first 24 minutes, the Vancouver Canucks proved to be no match for the Sharks when they got three straight chances with a two-man advantage.

Sami Salo scored twice and Ryan Kesler added another during a dizzying two-minute stretch of three straight five-on-three power plays that gave the Canucks a 4-2 victory in Game 4 on Sunday and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.

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Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions! 14

Posted: June 09, 2010 10:53 PM ; Updated: June 10, 2010 10:01 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There was no red light, just Blackhawks flying over the boards in celebration.

Sticks and helmets were thrown, scattered all over the ice and still no signal for a goal.

After a brief review, there was no dispute - the Chicago Blackhawks were the Stanley Cup champions.

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Flyers Pull Even with Blackhawks 5

Posted: June 04, 2010 10:24 PM ; Updated: June 05, 2010 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In a series that has felt like a swap meet with the way the Flyers and Blackhawks have traded goals, Philadelphia found itself with some extra room to work with in the third period of Game 4.

Then the Chicago Blackhawks roared back, reminding the Flyers and their nervous fans how tight and fast-paced these Stanley Cup finals have been.

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Giroux's Goal Gives Flyers Game 3 3

Posted: June 02, 2010 11:24 PM ; Updated: June 03, 2010 3:06 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When the Philadelphia Flyers drafted Claude Giroux four years ago, then-general manager Bob Clarke forgot his name at the podium.

Everyone who roots for the orange and black will remember Giroux now.

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Two Quick Goals Give Blackhawks 2-0 Lead 4

Posted: May 31, 2010 10:43 PM ; Updated: June 01, 2010 2:06 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Antti Niemi's days of driving a Zamboni are long gone. Instead of cleaning the ice as he once did in his native Finland to make a few extra bucks, he's clearing away pucks and hoping to help the Chicago Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup.

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'Hawks Top Flyers in Game 1 Shootout

Posted: May 29, 2010 10:41 PM ; Updated: June 01, 2010 1:53 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers waged a Stanley Cup opener that was at times wild and sloppy, a high-scoring, up-and-down game with five lead changes and a winning goal from an unlikely hero.

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Flyers jump out to series lead with Game 1 blowout 9

Posted: May 17, 2010 2:25 PM ; Updated: May 17, 2010 2:25 PM

PHILADELPHIA(AP) The Philadelphia Flyers are about to find out what it's like to play from in front. It's been a while since the NHL's comeback kids have been the ones being chased.

Fresh off a stirring Game 7 win over the Boston Bruins that capped a rally from three games down, the Flyers scored early against Jaroslav Halak and the Montreal Canadiens and rolled to a 6-0 win in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night.

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