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Ulf Samuelsson, Ron Francis
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Ulf Samuelsson, Ron Francis

Penguins, 1991

Pittsburgh's run of two successive Cups began after Francis arrived from Hartford on March 4. One of the best two-way forwards, he scored 17 points in the postseason and became a Pens' mainstay for seven seasons. Feared blueliner Samuelsson, acquired with Francis, added bruising physicality.

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