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The Final Puck Dropped in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals Is in a Flat in London

Every time we see a clip of the final face-off in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals — the one between Craig MacTavish and Pavel Bure with 1.6 seconds remaining — we can't help but think that, holy hell, this happened so long ago one of these guys wasn't wearing a helmet. But even as we've read about the mystery of what happened to the final puck used in last year's Cup finals, we never gave much thought to what became of the final puck dropped back during the Rangers Cup run. (And we'll remind you: We once made it our mission to find out what became of the original banner they raised to the Garden rafters the following January.) In any case, the Times today answers the question we didn't know we wanted the answer to: The last puck used in the 1994 Finals is in the possession of Arthur Griffiths, a former Canucks owner who now lives in London, where he moved last year to work as a consultant in advance of next year's summer Olympics. More specifically, the puck is in a frame with a ticket stub, inside of Griffiths's flat. That seems like a shame, that the puck doesn't belong to the Rangers, or at least the Hockey Hall of Fame. But we suppose getting the Cup and not the puck is a whole lot better than having it the other way around. [Slap Shot/NYT]

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