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Cinderella Stories: Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Vancouver Canucks (1982 and 1994)

In 1982, the Canucks made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time, despite having a losing record in the regular season. Sweeping the Calgary Flames and then beating the L.A. Kings and Chicago Blackhawks each in five games, the Canucks found themselves against the two-time defending champion N.Y. Islanders. Winning it all was a bit too much to ask. The Canucks were swept in the finals.

In 1994, the seventh-seeded Canucks upset the Calgary Flames, coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. They then stunned the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs in five games each. Facing the Rangers in the Finals, the Canucks rallied from a 3-1 deficit came up short in a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden.(AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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