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Carolina won 4-3 (Game 7 of 7)

Carolina won 4-3

Game 1: Monday, June 5th
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Game 2: Wednesday, June 7th
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Game 3: Saturday, June 10th
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Game 4: Monday, June 12th
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Game 5: Wednesday, June 14th
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OT
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Game 6: Saturday, June 17th
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Game 7: Monday, June 19th
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8:00 PM ET, June 19, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

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EDM 0 0 11
CAR 1 1 13

C. Ward (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 22, Save Pct.: .957

F. Kaberle (Hurricanes - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Cullen (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Edmonton at Carolina 8:00 pm EDT

Edmonton at Carolina 8:00 pm EDT Stanley Cup Finals Series tied, 3-3

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Redemption for the Carolina Hurricanes would mean a Stanley Cup championship while holding off one of the greatest comebacks in Finals history.

Back home after being blanked at Edmonton in Game Six, the Hurricanes attempt to win their first NHL title Monday when they host the Oilers, who are hoping to complete an improbable comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit.

Carolina failed in its first Cup-clinching bid at home last Wednesday when Fernando Pisani scored a shorthanded tally in overtime to give Edmonton a 4-3 victory in Game Five.

Three days later, the Oilers scored three power-play goals and goaltender Jussi Markkanen needed to make just 16 saves for his first career playoff shutout in a 4-0 triumph in Game Six.

"We talk about belief," Oilers left wing Ryan Smyth said. "We talk about urgency. The will to win and never quitting and keeping positive. We have given ourselves an opportunity to play in Game Seven. And, you know, it's few and far between to get to a place like this in your career."

Taking just three shots on goal in the first period, four in the second and nine in the third, Carolina's poor performance has led to a Game Seven showdown in the Finals for the third straight postseason.

The New Jersey Devils went the distance to defeat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for their third Stanley Cup title in 2003. The following season, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the seventh game against the Calgary Flames for their first crown.

The home team has won 11 times in 13 showdowns in Game Seven of the Finals. The two exceptions were the 1971 Montreal Canadiens and the 1945 Toronto Maple Leafs.

"There's one game left for the Stanley Cup and it's in our building," Carolina coach Peter Laviolette said. "No place we would rather be. We won an awful lot of games there this year."

A victory by the Oilers, who entered the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, would make them just the second team since 1939 to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the Finals to win the Stanley Cup. The 1942 Maple Leafs came back after losing the first three contests.

Edmonton could win its sixth championship and first since 1990 to become Canada's first Stanley Cup winner since the 1993 Canadiens.

Carolina again may have to play without center Doug Weight, who injured his shoulder in Game Five and sat out Saturday. On Saturday, the Hurricanes dressed Erik Cole, a 30-goal scorer who had not played since March 4 with a fractured bone in his neck.

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