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5 stories, including the Stanley Cup has left the building

06/07/2012 01:29 EDT | Updated 08/06/2012 05:12 EDT

The Stanley Cup is on its way to New Jersey, the Blue Jays kept rolling in Chicago, the Spurs followed their 20-game win streak with a four-game slide that cost them their season, plus more in your top five stories from Wednesday:

1. The New Jersey Devils live to fight another day. But their backs remain against the wall, even after a Game 4 win over the Kings in L.A. and a wonderful game-winner off the stick of rookie Adam Henrique. Senior writer Tim Wharnsby writes that the 22-year-old, who now has three game-winners, sure isn't playing like a rookie.

2. Despite the Game 5 loss, Don Cherry reiterated in the latest edition of Coach's Corner that the Los Angeles Kings are destined to win the Stanley Cup.

3. The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading to the NBA Finals. The team rebounded from a 2-0 series deficit against the San Antonio Spurs and an 18-point deficit in Game 6 to advance. For the Spurs, the loss was especially bitter: the team won 20 straight before a four-game skid ended their season.

4. The Toronto Blue Jays kept rolling in Chicago on the strength of Brandon Morrow's arm. The Jays pitcher threw a two-hit shutout against the White Sox while Jose Bautista socked his 15th dinger of the season in the 4-0 win.

5. Another day, another pair of moves for Canadian clubs on the outside of the playoffs looking in. The Edmonton Oilers extended the contract of GM Steve Tambellini, while the Montreal Canadiens continued restructuring their bench by letting Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur go.

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