By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Hockey Writer
The Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes are among the contenders looking to get over the hump this year and win the Stanley Cup. Players and coaches who have won or reached the final know there’s a recipe for taking the next step and getting in the mix to win it all. It involves a combination of good health, good bounces and good goaltending among other factors. Consistent play and confidence also play a role. And only one of the 16 teams that made the playoffs will hoist the trophy.