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'Canes Hold 3-1 Lead Over Oilers

Tuesday, 06.13.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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