NHL Playoffs: The Keys to the Stanley Cup Are in Jaroslav Halak’s Hands

April 29th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

In the 2005-2006 season following the NHL lockout, the Edmonton Oilers entered the playoffs as the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference postseason.

There was no doubt the Oilers were massive underdogs, but they managed to overcome the odds time and time again. In the end, against all expectations, the Oilers won the Western Conference and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed, the Carolina Hurricanes.

After the 'Canes jumped out to a 3-1 series lead, Edmonton once again dug deep and fought for all they had. They once again did the unexpected, and won Game Five to bring the series within one win.

Then they won Game Six, too.

The world of hockey fans were on their feet for the Game Seven that would determine it all: the Cup, th ...

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