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'Canes Hold 3-1 Lead Over Oilers

Tuesday, 06.13.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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\'Canes Hold 3-1 Lead Over Oilers

EDMONTON -- It's been a dozen years since the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup Final, ending more than 50 years of frustration for that franchise and its fans. The emotional seven-game triumph in 1994, clinched at home before an adoring crowd, was one of the true feel-good stories in sports during the closing decade of the 20th Century.

Bret Hedican never felt good about it, however. Today, he is veteran part of the Carolina Hurricanes team hoping to win its first Stanley Cup this spring against the Edmonton Oilers. But, back in 1994, he was a fresh-faced youngster, imported to Vancouver near the trade deadline to shore up that team's defense for a run at the Stanley Cup -- a run that ended that fateful June day at MSG.

The iconic picture of Ranger captain Mark Messier leaping for joy after present-day Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish -- then a center with the Rangers -- won a last-second faceoff in Game 7 to seal the taut, 3-2, Cup-clinching victory still haunts Hedican these many years later.

"I mean 1994, seventh game against the Rangers, I mean losing that game, I'll never forget it," said Hedican, now 35. "Obviously because of how awesome it was to be in that situation, in New York, in Madison Square Garden and in the seventh game Of the Stanley Cup.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 64 22 16 -9 38
J. Huberdeau 61 9 28 3 37
A. Ekblad 64 11 23 7 34
J. Jokinen 63 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 62 11 21 8 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 55 17 12 -4 29
B. Campbell 64 3 20 2 23
A. Barkov 53 10 12 -5 22
V. Trocheck 34 5 11 8 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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