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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 June 2007, 06:24 GMT 07:24 UK
Anaheim seal Stanley Cup triumph
Scott and Rob Niedermayer
Scott and Rob Niedermayer celebrate with the cup
The Anaheim Ducks won their first-ever Stanley Cup on Wednesday with a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators to seal the best-of-seven series 4-1.

Andy McDonald's powerplay goal early in the first period gave the Ducks a vital lead, before netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 11 key saves.

The Ducks' Scott Niedermayer said: "This is one you can only dream of."

The result was another blow to Canadian fans, who have not celebrated a Stanley Cup since Montreal won back in 1993.

Niedermayer had been on the New Jersey Devils side which beat the Ducks in their only previous Stanley Cup finals, in 2003.

And the Ducks captain added more silverware to collection by winning the Conn Smythe trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs.

You can't really fathom that we've got it done

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle

His brother Rob had given the Ducks a 2-0 first period lead before Daniel Alfredsson pulled one back for the Senators midway through the second.

But any Ottawa momentum was snuffed out when defenceman Chris Phillips tried to bring the puck out from behind his own net, only for it to get caught in netminder Ray Emery's skate and slip into his own goal.

Alfredsson again pulled the Senators to within one with a shorthanded tally but the Ducks hit back 50 seconds later on a goal from Francois Beauchemin to send Anaheim into the final period with a 4-2 cushion.

Moen and Corey Perry ended any chance of an Ottawa comeback with third period goals.

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle told reporters: "You can't really fathom that we've got it done."

SEE ALSO
Ducks closing in on Stanley Cup
05 Jun 07 |  Ice Hockey
Ottawa reduce Stanley Cup deficit
03 Jun 07 |  Ice Hockey
Anaheim extend Stanley Cup lead
31 May 07 |  Ice Hockey
Ducks snatch Stanley Cup opener
29 May 07 |  Ice Hockey
NHL fixtures/results/tables
13 Oct 05 |  Ice Hockey
British ice hockey results
13 Oct 05 |  Ice Hockey


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