Goalies looking for firsts in finals

June, 12, 2013
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A Stanley Cup First: Neither goaltender in Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup finals Game 1 (Tuukka Rask & Corey Crawford) has any career wins against the other team. From Elias: This will be the first Stanley Cup Final between two NHL teams in which both starting goaltenders in Game 1 have never won a game against the other team (regular season or playoffs).

No Repeat: This will be the 14th consecutive season in which the NHL will crown a different champion from the previous season (last repeat champ was Detroit in 1997-1998). Among the four major pro sports, the only longer streak without a repeat champion came in an 18-season stretch from 1970-87 in the NBA.

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