From boyhood dreams to reality: It's Game 7

Updated: June 19, 2006, 6:10 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- When he was a boy, Chris Pronger and his buddies played this game on St. Charles Street in Dryden, Ontario.

He always won.

"It's funny the way that happens," Pronger said Sunday, about 26 hours before the puck would drop on the seventh and deciding contest in this compelling Stanley Cup finals.

Two years ago, Carolina defenseman Mike Commodore did not dress for Game 7, but he recalls the scene inside the Flames' dressing room after Calgary lost the ...

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