Here are the morning papers for the Conference Finals:
Pittsburgh (2) versus Philadelphia (6):
- With the Cup Finals in sight, the Penguins demolished the Flyers on Sunday afternoon. With their trip to the Finals set in stone, the Penguins are hoping the Western Conference Finals goes seven games. Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tells readers that Marc-Andre Fleury has been terrific this post-season.
- The Philadelphia fans have now gone 100 seasons without a championship. Throughout the whole season, Flyers coach John Stevens never lost confidence in himself. Daniel Briere just cannot seem to crack the Stanley Cup Finals.
Detroit (1) versus Dallas (5):
- Johan Franzen is feeling better but is still out of the line-up indefinitely. The Wings aren’t panicking even though they have lost two games in a row. Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press wonders if the Red Wings have lost their mojo? The Wings have to make sure they aren’t tight, writes Mitch Albom.
- The Stars gave the Red Wings too much credit to start the series, writes J.J. Taylor. The Stars just have to take it one game at a time, writes Brandon George. Meanwhile, it seems the Stars are getting under the Wings’ skin.
For Illegal Curve, I’m Richard Pollock.
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