The Carolina Hurricanes season didn't end the way the team or its fans wanted it to, but looking back everyone will remember the team's battle to return to the postseason, a miraculous Game 7 win at New Jersey, and Scott Walker's redeeming overtime winner in the series-deciding game in Beantown, not the disappointing finish to an otherwise surprising and inspiring season.
Best of luck to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
News & Observer: Pittsburgh sweeps Carolina from playoffs • DeCock: Tough calls ahead for Carolina • DeCock: Tough calls ahead for Carolina • Talking Points: And so it ends • No announcement on Maurice yet • Along for the ride
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins put final touch on 4-game sweep • Penguins sweep back to Stanley Cup final • Penguins' dress rehearsal for trophy display • Penguins Notebook: Let the comparisons start ... • Cup credentials daunting
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ESPN.com: Celebration? Not yet, says these Pens