Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Stanley Cup 2000s
0. Carolina was formerly the Hartford Whalers.
10th. The first Cup won by Detroit was in 1936.
|In 1997, the Stanley Cup went to Russia for the first time. Who accompanied it, that was still on the team?||2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Igor Larionov. Igor Larionov, Slava Kozlov, and Slava Fetisov took the Cup to Russia.
Yes. It was said the only time the Wings' liked their Coach, Scotty Bowman, was when they went to pick up their rings.
2,116. In the old days (the 7-man hockey teams), only the players names went on the cup. Later, coaches names went on the cup. Peter Karmones' wife was the first female's name to ever be put on the cup. Now, all players (who have played 40 regular season games, or 1 playoff game), coaches, trainers and management's name gets put on the cup.
Paul Maurice . Paul Maurice was the youngest coach to ever coach a Finals game ... and he was 4 years younger than his oldest player! (Captain Ron Francis - 39).
Mt. Elbert. Mt. Elbert, Colorado - 14,433 Feet!
3. There is the one traveling Cup, that is given to the players. There is one Cup on display in the Hall of Fame, that is free of any errors (all players' names are spelled correctly on it). And the original Cup that Lord Stanley bought, which is also on display in the Hall of Fame.
13 years. Only one ring of the Cup has ever been retired.
No. Brett Hull had won one previous cup. He scored the 3OT Game 6 Stanley Cup clenching goal for the Dallas Stars in 1999. His hotly-contested goal (his toe was in the crease) was scored on now-teammate, Dominik Hasek (also his roommate).
116-87. WC - Detroit with 116 points, and EC - Montreal with 87 points.
Detroit. That was the Joe Louis Arena.
Coach Scotty Bowman. Coach Scotty Bowman - a record 9 Career Stanley Cups - announced his retirement within minutes of the final buzzer.
Nicklas Lidstrom - Detroit Red Wings. Nicklas Lidstrom won it, although there were lots of deserving, and expected winners, in these playoffs.
5. After Carolina won the first game, 3-2 OT, Detroit won the next 4 games...one of them was 3-2 in 3OT!
Detroit Red Wings over Carolina Hurricanes. Toronto was eliminated by Carolina in the Conference Finals in a 7th game. Colorado was eliminated by Detroit in the Conference Finals in a 7th game also.
|Scott and Rob Niedermayer's mother was open about which of her two sons she was rooting for in the finals. Which one was it?||Hard 2003 Stanley Cup Finals
Rob. She was rooting for Rob because Scott already had two championships in his career, while Rob had none. Scott ended up winning a third, but you can bet that he won't be bringing the Cup to the 2003 Niedermayer family get-together.
Mike Rupp . Rupp picked up a goal and two assists in game seven, tying a shared record for most points in a game seven.
|Who was a healthy scratch for the Devils during the first six games of the finals, only to return to the lineup for game seven?||Hard 2003 Stanley Cup Finals
Ken Daneyko . Daneyko did not play a lot of minutes in game seven, but the career Devil was certainly worthy of playing in the game. It would prove to be Daneyko's last NHL game, as he retired a few weeks later.
|After the 2003 finals, who had played more playoff games without winning a Stanley Cup, Steve Thomas or Adam Oates?||Hard 2003 Stanley Cup Finals
Steve Thomas . Thomas had played 168 playoff games, while Oates was close behind with 163. The two were second and third all time, behind Dale Hunter, who played 186 games without a Cup before retiring following the 1999 playoffs.
|With Anaheim already down 2-0 in the series, game three went into overtime. Anaheim's Adam Oates won a faceoff in the Devil's zone and sent the puck to Ruslan Salei, who fired it in past Martin Brodeur for the winner. The question is, who lost that draw? ||Hard 2003 Stanley Cup Finals
Pascal Rheaume. Right before the puck was dropped, Rheaume jumped the gun, so to speak, and showed Oates what his move was going to be. When the puck was dropped, Oates knew what to do and won the faceoff cleanly.
3. The first, second, and seventh game ended 3-0, each with New Jersey winning.
83. The 83 points belonged to the New York Islanders.
The season ended on June 9. The Devils lost to Colorado in game 7 on June 9, 2001, and beat Anaheim to win the Cup on June 9, 2003.
|Who scored the game winning goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, between the Senators and the Islanders?||Stanley Cup Playoffs 2003
|The Devils have won the Stanley Cup, but who is the last Eastern Conference Champion to take home Lord Stanley aside from New Jersey?||Stanley Cup Playoffs 2003
New York Rangers. The Devils had won the Stanley Cup 3 times since the Rangers took home Lord Stanley in 1994.
Nicklas Lidstrom. Each of the other three choices all made incredible contributions to Detroit's run, but none were as valuable as Lidstrom. The 2001-02 Norris Trophy winner for best defenseman, Lidstrom led all defenseman with 16 postseason points in 23 games and recorded a +5 plus/minus rating, to go along with two game-winning goals and an average of over 30 minutes per game in ice time. There's an MVP.
|With the series now in Raleigh, NC, which Red Wing scored a goal in the third overtime of Game 3 to reverse the series' momentum?||Stanley Cup Playoffs 2002
Igor Larionov. Larionov's incredible backhander at 14:47 of the third overtime game Detroit a 3-2 victory in Game 3. At age 41, he became the oldest player to score a game winner in the Cup Finals. Detroit gained a lot of momentum and never looked back. The Wings won Game 4 3-0, with Hasek recording his 6th shutout of the playoffs. Detroit clinched their third Stanley Cup in six years at home in Game 5, defeating Carolina 3-1.