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Stanley Cup Final turns into reunion for Sharks' Paul Martin
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Back when the playoffs started nearly seven weeks ago, San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin wondered what it would be like to play his old teammates in Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final....

Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for Sidney Crosby to guide the Pittsburgh Penguins back to a destination many figured they'd become a fixture at after winning it all in 2009....

Sharks stars Thornton, Marleau finally reach 1st Cup final
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been linked ever since they went one-two in the 1997 NHL draft to Boston and San Jose....

Sharks-Penguins Stanley Cup final fills a need for speed
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It will be speed vs. speed in the Stanley Cup final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins....

Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust's life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward's mind was simply too busy....

2 long series wins might have exhausted Blues
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A pair of seven-game series wins might have taken a toll on the St. Louis Blues....

Sharks head to 1st Cup final after 5-2 win over Blues
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup....

Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final....

Matt Murray back in goal for Penguins against Lightning
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to rookie goaltender Matt Murray with their season on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final....

Blues go back to goalie Brian Elliott for Game 6
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues are going back to goaltender Brian Elliott for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks....



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