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Raising the Cup presents: Game 7 2006 Stanley Cup Final

Thursday, 08.18.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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Raising the Cup presents: Game 7 2006 Stanley Cup Final
Every weekday, NHL Network will roll out another Cup clincher to stave off your hockey hunger. Watch your heroes of yesterday win it all again, all summer long.
NHL Network is going to raise the Cup all summer long.

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In the 2006 Stanley Cup Final -- the first after the work stoppage -- the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes found themselves locked into a riveting series that ultimately went the distance. The Oilers, who came into the series with a rich history and five Stanley Cup championships, were matched up against the Hurricanes, who were set for their most important series in franchise history after moving from Hartford to Raleigh less than a decade earlier.

Edmonton put together a masterful playoff run, as Ryan Smyth, Michael Peca and late-season addition Dwayne Roloson enabled the Oilers to reach the Cup Final. On the flip side, Carolina's memorable playoff run was defined by its veterans, as captain Rod Brind'Amour, along with teammates Bret Hedican, Glen Wesley, Doug Weight and Ray Whitney had played a combined 78 NHL seasons without winning the Cup.

However, the trend for the Hurricanes' veterans would change in Game 7 of this Cup Final matchup, as Aaron Ward and Frantisek Kaberle paced Carolina to a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes of play. But as they had all series, Craig MacTavish's Oilers never quit. With their backs against the wall, goaltender Jussi Markkanen limited the damage, and after Fernando Pisani lit the lamp just over a minute into the third period, Edmonton was back in the game.

But the rest of that period was dictated by rookie netminder Cam Ward, who protected the Canes' 2-1 lead by stopping 22 shots on the night. Ward's brilliant performance was complemented by a late empty-netter by Justin Williams to send Raleigh into a frenzy and Carolina to a 3-1 victory in Game 7. The Hurricanes' first Stanley Cup championship came full circle, as the veteran Brind'Amour finally hoisted the cup after 16 seasons in the League with tears streaming down his face, thanks largely to the 22-year-old Ward, who took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

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 1991 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Minnesota North Stars vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 1 1992 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 2 1993 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings
Wed, Aug 3 1994 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks
Thu, Aug 4 1995 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 5 1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers
Mon, Aug 8 1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Aug 9 1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
Wed, Aug 10 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Thu, Aug 11 2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 12 2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils
Mon, Aug 15 2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tue, Aug 16 2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils
Wed, Aug 17 2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu, Aug 18 2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Aug 19 2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators
Mon, Aug 22 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 23 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Wed, Aug 24 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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