Hockey Today Print
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 06 June 2007 22:07
NHL Headline News

 STAR
Wednesday
-Travis Moen, Ducks, scored twice and Anaheim won its first Stanley Cup championship with a 6-2 victory over Ottawa in Game 5 of the finals.

ON TOP
Anaheim won its first Stanley Cup with a 6-2 win over Ottawa in Game 5 of the finals. The Ducks, which entered the league in 1993, gave the state of California its first NHL championship.

MVP
Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer earned his first Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the NHL playoffs. Niedermayer earned the fourth Stanley Cup championship of his 16-season NHL career, the first three coming with New Jersey.

WOE, CANADA
Canada's Stanley Cup drought reached 14 years after Anaheim defeated Ottawa 6-2 to win its first championship on Wednesday night. Canada hasn't boasted a winner since Montreal in 1993. Calgary, Edmonton and now Ottawa - in its first trip since the Senators were reborn in 1992 - each had a chance the past three seasons only to be done in by a U.S. club from the sun belt.

OH, BROTHER
Rob and Scott Niedermayer of Anaheim are the first brothers to win a Stanley Cup championship since Brent and Duane Sutter won their second straight title with the New York Islanders in 1983. In 2003, Scott's New Jersey Devils defeated Rob's Mighty Ducks for the Cup.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Daniel Alfredsson scored both Ottawa goals in a 6-2 loss at Anaheim in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night. Alfredsson finished the postseason with an NHL-leading 14 goals.

HOME COOKING
Anaheim is 8-0 at home in series-clinching games, including Wednesday night's 6-2 victory over Ottawa that gave the Ducks their first Stanley Cup championship. Anaheim closed out each of its four series in this year's playoffs at home.

OFF THE ISLAND
The New York Islanders will buy out the remaining four years on captain Alexei Yashin's 10-year contract in the first step of an offseason overhaul they hope will include re-signing Jason Blake and Ryan Smyth. Yashin finished with 119 goals and 171 assists in 346 games with the Islanders, but struggled the past two seasons as captain after Michael Peca was traded to Edmonton in 2005 following the NHL lockout. He had 18 goals and 32 assists this season.

SIDELINED
Ottawa center Dean McAmmond missed his second straight game Wednesday night because of a concussion. McAmmond was still unable to play due to the concussion sustained when Anaheim's Chris Pronger elbowed him in the head four days earlier.

SIGNED
Toronto signed forward Nik Antropov to a two-year extension on Wednesday.

SPEAKING
``He's won so much, but he's never been a guy who's ever rubbed it in a guy's face. He's been rooting for me my whole career, and I'm just lucky to have him as a brother.'' - Anaheim's Rob Niedermayer on teammate and brother, Scott, after the Ducks won the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night. Scott won three championships with New Jersey, including in 2003 over Rob's Ducks.
 

NHL Team Pages

Top NHL Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NHL Futures

NHL TEAM CUP FINALS ODDS CURRENT
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 13/2
LOS ANGELES KINGS 9/1
BOSTON BRUINS 10/1
ST LOUIS BLUES 12/1
ANAHEIM DUCKS 12/1
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 12/1
SAN JOSE SHARKS 14/1
NEW YORK RANGERS 16/1
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 16/1
MINNESOTA WILD 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com