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Raising the Cup presents: Game 5 2002 Stanley Cup Final

Monday, 08.15.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network

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Raising the Cup presents: Game 5 2002 Stanley Cup Final
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The improbable playoff run by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2002 had not only given fans something to cheer about down in Raleigh, but also had the folks of Hartford taking notice. The Hurricanes franchise had been known as the Hartford Whalers from 1979-1997, where the club had won only one Stanley Cup Playoff series over that span. But if the Hurricanes were to capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history they would first have to win Game 5 of their series against a Detroit Red Wings team seeking their third championship in just six seasons.

The 2001-02 Red Wings club featured Hall of Fame-caliber talent almost everywhere you looked, including current Hall members Brett Hull, Igor Larionov and Steve Yzerman and potential future nominees like goalie Dominik Hasek, legendary defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom and Chris Chelios, and forward Brendan Shanahan. Additionally, coach Scotty Bowman was aiming for his NHL record ninth Stanley Cup championship behind the bench. While the Hurricanes countered with a few NHL legends of their own in Ron Francis and Rod Brind'Amour, it wasn't nearly enough to match a Red Wings team that had won 16 of their 21 games after losing the first two meetings of the Western Conference Quarterfinals to the Vancouver Canucks.

Tomas Holmstrom gave the Wings a 1-0 lead in Game 5 off a nice centering pass from Larionov in the second period. Shanahan would add to that lead with a blistering slap shot past Hurricanes' goalie Arturs Irbe later in the second. While Carolina would eventually cut the Detroit lead to 2-1, the Red Wings were able to hang on for what would be their third of an eventual four Stanley Cup championships spanning from 1996-2008.

DATE recap GAME
Mon, Jul 18 1982 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
Tue, Jul 19 1983 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Wed, Jul 20 1984 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Thu, Jul 21 1985 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Fri, Jul 22 1986 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Mon, Jul 25 1987 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Jul 26 1988 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Wed, Jul 27 1989 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thu, Jul 28 1990 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Jul 29 1992 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Chicago Blackhawks vs.Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 1 1993 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings
Tue, Aug 2 1994 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks
Wed, Aug 3 1995 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils
Thu, Aug 4 1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers
Fri, Aug 5 1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Mon, Aug 8 1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
Tue, Aug 9 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Wed, Aug 10 2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils
Thu, Aug 11 2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 12 2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Mon, Aug 15 2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils
Tue, Aug 16 2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Wed, Aug 17 2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Thu, Aug 18 2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators
Fri, Aug 19 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 22 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 23 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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