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Blurring the Lines On the Way to the Stanley Cup

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins hauled the Stanley Cup home with them, now Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Ron Francis scored the Cup winning goal on a wicked wrist shot past Dominc Hassek in old Chicago Stadium. 

Even now, with the stakes as high as they will be over the next two weeks of hockey, Francis remains one of the most popular athletes ever to wear a Pittsburgh uniform and is liable to receive an ovation from the Mellon Arena crowd if he appears on the old barn's Jumbotron during this series.

The same night Francis was working his magic in the offensive zone, present Carolina goaltending coach Tom Barrasso was keeping the Blackhawks at bay in the other.

Barrasso could easily have ...

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