The last Canadian team in the finals were the Ottawa Senators in 2007. They lost. The Vancouver Canucks are going to the finals this year (2011).
There are quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals for each conference and then the two conference champions play each other in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Philadelphia Flyers
They've been to the finals once, in 1998.
the Dallas Stars
The Stanley cup finals are a best-of-seven series, so they play the number of games needed for one team to win 4 games.
The Washington Capitals made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998, and were swept in 4 games by the Detroit Red Wings.
1998-1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs... they played the Dallas Stars and lost. GO STARS!!!
Carolina played the Edmonton Oilers in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.
The cast of The 1970 Stanley Cup Finals - 1970 includes: Ward Cornell as Himself - Studio Host Foster Hewitt as Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer Bill Mazer as Himself - Color Commentator