Vancouver, the only team to repeat as a division champion, is the West’s third-seeded team and is matched up with sixth-seeded San Jose.
While the Kings showed if you get in, you can win, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said it takes more than good fortune to survive perhaps the most grueling postseason in professional sports.
‘‘You don’t win in the end without talent, don’t kid yourself,’’ Babcock said. ‘‘They had a great team.’’
AP Sports Writers Will Graves in Pittsburgh, Howard Fendrich in Washington and freelance writer Timothy Cronin in Chicago contributed to this report.
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