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Carolina and Pittsburgh...By the numbers

1 -- The number of starting goalies still alive in the playoffs who haven't won a Stanley Cup.  (That, of course, would be your Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury)

3 -- Hurricanes who have scored four goals or more this playoff series (Eric Staal, Jussi Jokinen, Sergei Samsonov)

5 -- Penguins who have 4+ goals this playoffs (Crosby, Malkin, Guerin, Fedotenko, Eaton)

1 -- Penguin who used to play for the Carolina Hurricanes (Craig AdamsMike Ziogmanis, injured, also was a Hurricane.  Thanks to "bubba" for pointing out my initial miscue

0 -- Hurricanes players with Pittsburgh ties (though Ron Francis and Tom Barrasso are in their organization)

499 -- The number of more assists that Francis has as a Whaler/Hurricane over #2 on the franchise's list (Kevin Dineen)

0 -- NHL playoff series Cam Ward has lost

0 -- times Cam Ward has played a playoff series against the Penguins

19 -- Playoff record for most goals in a single spring (set by Jari Kurri in 1985)

12 -- Goals Sidney Crosby has these playoffs

17 -- career points Crosby has (5 goals, 12 assists) in 14 matchups against Carolina

11 -- career points Malkin has (4g + 7a) in 11 games against Carolina

19 - career points Eric Staal has (10g + 10a) in 20 games against Pittsburgh

7 - months; which was how old Jordan Staal was when Rod "The Bod" Brind'Amour made his NHL debut in the spring of 1989.  As in 0 years, 7 months old.

Infinity -- the number of times it'll be pointed out that Jordan and Eric are brothers by television, newspapers and blogs....You may also hear they have two other brothers who play a little puck.

6 -- Number of Penguins and Hurricanes that have game winning goals this spring