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  GAME TWO
Caps Unable to Finish What They Start
Detroit's Kris Draper
Bill Sikes/AP
In a huge emotional swing Thursday night, Detroit became the first team since the 1956 Montreal Canadiens to overcome a two-goal, third-period deficit in the finals, en route to a 5-4 overtime win over the Capitals. Kris Draper (left) scored the game-winner, while Washington's Esa Tikkanen missed an open net in the third period.
  • GAME 1: Washington Falls Short
  • Little Respect for Caps' Fans


  • Thomas Boswell
    First Taste of the Cup Is Bittersweet
    Television ratings for hockey may be down, but Thursday night's overtime game should be reason enough for fans to tune in now. For Post columnist Thomas Boswell, there is nothing quite like overtime hockey, where, at any given moment, either team can win within the next few seconds.

    Kolzig's 55 Saves Are Not Quite Enough
    Washington goaltender Olaf Kolzig did everything he could to stop Detroit's potent offense Thursday night, making 55 saves. Kris Draper's shot got past him in overtime, yet he remained upbeat.

    Draper Sneaks Off Bench For Game-Winner Detroit's Kris Draper snuck onto the ice during a line change in overtime Thursday night, providing the Red Wings with the game-winning goal, as well as the biggest goal in his career.

  • Bellows Revels in Son's Birth
  • FREY: McPhee Has Done It


  • GAME 2 AUDIO CLIPS
    Esa Tikkanen | Ron Wilson | Kris Draper | Steve Yzerman | Scotty Bowman




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