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NHL's North Going South

Canada may be without an NHL conference semfinalist for first time since 1996.

If the Rangers defeat the Senators in their Game 7 Thursday night, Canada will not have a team advance to the conference semifinals for the first time since 1996.

That season, five Canadian teams all fell in the first round. This season, Vancouver (who was eliminated by Mike Richards and Friends) was the only Great White North team other than Ottawa to qualify for the postseason.

Here is the furthest advancing Canadian team since 1997: