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The 7 - Hockey - The Stanley Cup Playoffs
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#1 Posted on 13.4.03 0222.33
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Here's the ongoing series status thread...so, rock on!

Western Conference Quarterfinals
[1] Dallas Stars vs. [8] Edmonton Oilers
Oilers lead 2-1
[2] Detroit Red Wings vs. [7] Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Mighty Ducks lead series 2-0
[3] Colorado Avalanche vs. [6] Minnesota Wild
Series tied 1-1
[4] Vancouver Canucks vs. [5] St. Louis Blues
Series tied 1-1

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
[1] Ottawa Senators vs. [8] New York Islanders
Series tied 1-1
[2] New Jersey Devils vs. [7] Boston Bruins
Devils lead series 3-0
[3] Tampa Bay Lightning vs. [6] Washington Capitals
Capitals lead series 2-0
[4] Philadelphia Flyers vs. [5] Toronto Maple Leafs
Series tied 1-1

DID YOU KNOW THAT...
To the best of my knowledge, the last time a Stanley Cup winning team was eliminated in the first round the next year was in 1990, when the then-defending champion Calgary Flames were beaten in the first round by the Los Angeles Kings.
If this is wrong, please correct me.


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#2 Posted on 13.4.03 0447.20
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"DID YOU KNOW THAT...
To the best of my knowledge, the last time a Stanley Cup winning team was eliminated in the first round the next year was in 1990, when the then-defending champion Calgary Flames were beaten in the first round by the Los Angeles Kings.
If this is wrong, please correct me."

In 1996 the New Jersey Devils didn't even make the playoffs. Not loosing in the 1st round, but still.
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#3 Posted on 13.4.03 2107.06
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Crazy. And of course, last year's Prince of Wales Trophy winners [and Stanley Cup finalists] the Carolina Hurricanes...finished DEAD LAST.
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#4 Posted on 14.4.03 0426.49
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In 1989, Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings eliminated the Oilers in the first round after the Oilers had won the Cup (with Wayne) the year before.

That means the Kings beat the defending champs in the first round two years in a row, because they beat Calgary (who won the Cup in 89) in 1990.

Go Kings! Damn losers.
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