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NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on December 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Thrashers 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Fact No. 1: Derian Hatcher is the only American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup. He led Dallas to its only Cup in 1998-99. Fact No. 2: Either the New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise or the Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown will be the second American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup. Parise and Brown will face off Wednesday night at the Prudential Center in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The two Americans -- Brown grew up in Ithaca, N.Y., while Parise is from Minneapolis, Minn. -- spent parts of their media availability sessions Tuesday afternoon answering questions about the other and the significance of two American-born captains competing against each other for the Cup. "It's great for the game in the U.S.," Parise said. "That says a lot for American hockey." Brown and Parise are not unfamiliar to each other, as both represented the United States on the 2002-03 World Junior team and the 2010 Olympic silver-medal-winning team. Parise also was a member of the 2003-04 gold-med...
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