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Trivial Matters

North Stars

Canada's Cup By making the NHL's Western Conference finals, the
Flames were on the verge of reaching the Stanley Cup finals for
the second time in their history. Which was the last Canadian
team to reach the finals?

a. Canadiens c. Flames
b. Canucks d. Oilers

Distant Replay Before this season the last playoff series the
Flames won was the 1989 Stanley Cup finals. Two players from that
team were active in this season's playoffs. Who are they? (Hint:
They were teammates once again this year.)

This Week's Matchup Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, who began his career
with the Sharks, has been the driving force behind the Flames'
playoff run. Can you match these other goaltenders who have had
recent postseason success with the team for which they began
their careers?

1. Robert Esche a. Hartford Whalers
2. J.S. Giguere b. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Nikolai Khabibulin c. Phoenix Coyotes
4. Patrick Lalime d. Winnipeg Jets

Call to Order Rank these current and former Flames based on
career postseason points scored for Calgary.

a. Jarome Iginla c. Lanny McDonald
b. Al MacInnis d. Joe Mullen


CANADA'S CUP: b. The Canucks were the last Canadian team to make
it to the Stanley Cup finals; they lost to the Rangers in 1994.
The Canadiens were the last to win the Cup, beating the Kings in

DISTANT REPLAY: Joe Nieuwendyk and Gary Roberts, who play for the
Maple Leafs, were teammates on the 1988-89 Flames.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. c; 2. a; 3. d; 4. b

CALL TO ORDER: b. MacInnis (102 points in 95 games); d. Mullen
(55 points in 61 games); c. McDonald (47 points in 72 games); a.
Iginla (17 points in 19 games)