Duck! Anaheim Wins Cup in Rout

California gets its first Stanley Cup as Ducks dominate Game 5, 6-2
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2007 4:24 AM CDT
Duck! Anaheim Wins Cup in Rout
Ottawa Senators look on as the Anaheim Ducks celebrate after winning 6-2 in Game Five to win the Stanley Cup hockey finals in Anaheim, Calif. Wednesday, June 6, 2007.(AP PHOTO/CP, Paul Chiasson)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The NHL Finals ended in a blowout, with Anaheim humiliating Ottawa in Game 5 for the franchise's (and state's) first Stanley Cup. Travis Moen had two goals, one of which was actually an own goal; Chris Phillips accidentally deflected the puck into the goal off python-owner and keeper Ray Emery.

Captain Scott Niedermayer won the MVP trophy, and he and Rob Niedermayer became the second pair of brothers to win the championship together. Despite berths in the last three finals, Canada has not won a Stanley Cup since 1993. It was the Ducks' first year without "Mighty" in their name. (Read more NHL stories.)

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