Carolina Hurricanes (2002)
Having the second-lowest point total of the East's playoff teams with 91, the Hurricanes won their division and were a No. 3 seed. They managed to overcome the New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs — all in six games — to reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time. There the Hurricanes lost to the Detroit Red Wings in five games. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker)
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