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Defense will win this championship too

Updated: May 30, 2004, 2:08 AM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

CALGARY, Alberta -- Before this Stanley Cup finals between the Lightning and the Flames began, we thought we'd witness some 1980s-style offensive hockey.

Well, forget that.

In Saturday's Game 3, we watched another tight-checking defensive battle that resulted in 3-0 win for the Flames, who took a 2-1 series lead.

"Both of these teams play good team defense," said Bolts defenseman Dan Boyle. "We get more recognition for our offense, but we play good defense too. Defense wins in ...

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