2006 Top Newsmakers: Carolina Hurricanes' Stanley Cup Win
Posted December 26, 2006 1:51 p.m. EST
Updated December 28, 2006 1:14 p.m. EST
Rookie goalie Cam Ward, who stopped 22 of 23 shots that came his way in the game, received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the post-season most valuable player.
The best-of-seven series looked as if it would be a rout when Carolina rallied from a three-goal deficit to win Game 1 and blew out the Oilers 5-0 in Game 2.
The Oilers rebounded in Game 3 with a 2-1 win, pulled out an overtime win in Game 5 and tied the series in Game 6.
That's where the comeback ended and the celebrations began, with Gov. Mike Easley proclaiming June 20 "Carolina Hurricanes Day," a parade honoring the champions in downtown Raleigh and a number of Stanley Cup appearances, in which Caniacs got a chance to see the trophy up close.