Sport: A Dynasty Spoils a Miracle

Montreal wins—again—by deflating the gallant Rangers

In the National Hockey League, miracles never cease; they just run afoul of the Montreal Canadiens. So it was for the New York Rangers, last season's eleventh-place club that climbed this year to the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, only to founder, as have so many other miracles in so many other years, when matched against a team that has won championships across seven decades.

With the defeat of the Rangers, four games to one, the Montreal Canadiens captured their fourth straight Stanley Cup, their 15th in the past quarter-century, their 22nd championship in...

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