Hurricanes Move On

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2002 Playoffs

Ron Francis scored on a second-period power play and Kevin Weekes made 32 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes eliminated New Jersey Devils with a 1-0 victory.

The Hurricanes won the first-round series 4-2. It is only the second series win in franchise history. The only other series the franchise won was a three-game sweep of Quebec in 1986, as the Hartford Whalers

"It was a long time ago," Francis said. "For me, having spent almost 10 years in Hartford, I still sort of have that soft spot for that area. But for us in our new market, this is another positive step in the right direction. We're trying to carve our own little niche out."

Red Wings Finish Comeback
Brett Hull scored a hat trick as the Detroit Red Wings eliminated the Vancouver Canucks with a 6-4 victory.

"They're such a good team that you don't want to give them a chance to beat you," said Hull. "If you go into Game 7, anything can happen, so I'm very glad it's over."

Detroit won the series 4-2 after losing the first two games at home.

Kings Force Game 7
Jason Allison , Brad Chartrand and Bryan Smolinski each scored as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 to even the first-round playoff series at three games apiece.

"We have to remember what has made us successful the last two games, and that is the attitude that we have to have in Game 7," Kings goalie Felix Potvin said.

Habs One Win Away
Jose Theodore stopped 43 shots as the Montreal Canadiens got the revenge for Richard Zednik by beating the Boston Bruins 2-1 for a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.

On the day that Zednik was released from the hospital -- and Bruins defenseman Kyle McLaren had a disciplinary hearing for the hit that put him there -- both teams played with discipline and put aside the harsh words that threatened to turn the game into a rumble.

"I think both teams are smart enough and disciplined enough that they know what's at stake here," defenseman Sheldon Souray said. "We haven't forgotten what happened, but we aren't going to throw away the season because we're trying to exact revenge."

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