Wayne Gretzky is all smiles as Bill Ranford, Esa Tikkanen, Mark Messier, and Kevin Lowe look on after Edmonton defeated Boston in five games to claim the 1988 Stanley Cup. This year’s Kings squad are one win away from a championship and could become the first No. 8 seed to win a Cup. They also have a chance to equal the 16-2 mark of the 1988 Oilers, the best mark since the NHL adopted the current format of four rounds of best-of-series. (David E. Klutho/SI)
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Wayne Gretzky is all smiles as Bill Ranford, Esa Tikkanen, Mark Messier, and Kevin Lowe look on after Edmonton defeated Boston in five games to claim the 1988 Stanley Cup. This year’s Kings squad are one win away from a championship and could become the first No. 8 seed to win a Cup. They also have a chance to equal the 16-2 mark of the 1988 Oilers, the best mark since the NHL adopted the current format of four rounds of best-of-series. (David E. Klutho/SI)

FARBER: Making sense of the LA Kings
CAZENEUVE: Devils focus on Game 4
FARBER: Penner playing up to his size

Montreal Patrick Roy gets ready to defend a slapshot by Boston forward Ted Donato during a 1992 Canadiens-Bruins game. Montreal fans are hoping Roy can return to the Habs as coach or GM, but SI’s Stu Hackel believes the former goalie is more interested in bringing a team to Quebec City. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
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Montreal Patrick Roy gets ready to defend a slapshot by Boston forward Ted Donato during a 1992 Canadiens-Bruins game. Montreal fans are hoping Roy can return to the Habs as coach or GM, but SI’s Stu Hackel believes the former goalie is more interested in bringing a team to Quebec City. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

HACKEL: Can Roy rescue the Canadiens? Don’t count on it
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