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.
Canes Country: Unseemly End for Carolina - Pens 4, Canes 1 • A Snark-Free Tribute to the Pens
Pensburgh: The Prince of Wales Redux: Sidney Crosby and the Pens sweep out the Carolina Hurricanes, head to the Stanley Cup
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
NHL.com: Without an answer • Crosby defies superstition • Jordan wins battle of bros • 'Canes leave it all on the ice • Penguins-Hurricanes series blog
From The Rink: Dan Bylsma: From role player to leading the stars • Penguins return to the finals
Puck Daddy: Two Princes: How the Penguins conquered conference again • Tuesday's Three Stars: Penguins rally for the sweep • Video: If this were Little League, Cam Ward's your right fielder
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850 The Buzz: Keep The Prince of Wales, We’ll Take The Chin • Carolina Hurricanes Swept From Conference Finals
CarolinaHurricanes.com: Canes' Run Ends Against Pittsburgh • Big Decisions to be Made Soon
ESPN.com: Celebration? Not yet, says these Pens
USA Today: Pens headed to Stanley Cup Finals after sweeping 'Canes • Trade deadline acquisition Guerin back in Finals after 14-year hiatus