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NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa, center, who scored the game-winning goal, Alexander Edler, right, of Sweden, and Daniel Sedin, left, of Sweden, celebrate after defeating the San Jose Sharks in the second overtime period of game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Final Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday May 24, 2011. Vancouver won the series 4 games to 1 and advances to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa, center, who scored the game-winning goal, Alexander Edler, right, of Sweden, and Daniel Sedin, left, of Sweden, celebrate after defeating the San Jose Sharks in the second overtime period of game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Final Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday May 24, 2011. Vancouver won the series 4 games to 1 and advances to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

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