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Stanley Cup Playoffs Bring Back Memories of the “Miracle”

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

NHL executives could not have asked for a better 2009 Stanley Cup playoff run.  They got their dream team matchups and their dream player matchups. 

There was the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals series that became the Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin-Evgeni Malkin slugfest. 

The Stanley Cup Finals featured a compelling rematch, a dream second pairing of a veteran, dynasty Red Wings squad against the upstart young-gun Penguins, whom they had taken to the woodshed the year before for a lesson in championship hockey.

Nearly all of the superstars played like superstars, while plenty of less known players took their turns in the spotlight.

The playoffs fea...

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