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It wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final

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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....

Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been linked ever since they went one-two in the 1997 NHL draft to Boston and San Jose

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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....

It'll be speed vs. more speed in the Stanley Cup final between the Sharks and Penguins

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It will be speed vs. speed in the Stanley Cup final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins....

Bryan Rust scored a pair of second period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

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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....

A pair of seven-game series wins might have taken a toll on the St. Louis Blues, who will have to settle for their first appearance in the Western Conference final since 2001

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

Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two of his own and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup....

The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final

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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....

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

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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 going back to Brian Elliott in net for Game 6 against Sharks

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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....

Joe Pavelski scored two goals including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference final on Monday night

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference final on Monday night....


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