NHL: Vancouver comes out on top after four overtimes
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Canucks lead series 1-0. (Best of Seven)
The Vancouver Canucks came out on top after the sixth longest game in NHL Playoff history. The final goal came after a scoring opportunity that was able to find the back of the net, finally, after Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco kept the net empty for over 90 minutes. Henrik Sedin connected on a pass from brother, Daniel Sedin, which unleashed a celebration from the remaining crowd at General Motors Place in Vancouver.
Vancouver's goalie, Roberto Luongo had a very successful performance as he stopped a total of 72 shots to keep the Canucks in the game for as long as it lasted. On the other hand, the Stars' Turco performed fairly well, fending off 48 shots, but will likely fall to criticism as he has been unable, at least in previous seasons, to continue his all star season performances with playoff success.
The game was the longest ever in Vancouver Canucks' history.
Vancouver looks to extend its 1-0 series lead over the Dallas Stars after the first game as they continue the series in Vancouver on Friday at 6:00pm (PDT). Vancouver eventually won the series 4-3.
|1||1st||4:20||VAN||Daniel Sedin (1) PP||Henrik Sedin, Mattias Ohlund||1-0|
|2||1st||5:28||DAL||Brenden Morrow (1) PP||Mike Ribeiro, Darryl Sydor||1-1|
|3||2nd||6:26||VAN||Mattias Ohlund (1)||Lukas Krajicek, Markus Naslund||2-1|
|4||2nd||10:00||DAL||Trevor Daley (1)||Brenden Morrow, Loui Eriksson||2-2|
|5||2nd||13:47||VAN||Markus Naslund (1)||Unassisted||3-2|
|6||3rd||7:36||VAN||Bryan Smolinski (1)||Sami Salo, Trevor Linden||4-2|
|7||3rd||8:31||DAL||Antti Miettinen (1)||Niklas Hagman, Jussi Jokinen||4-3|
|8||3rd||13:46||DAL||Ladislav Nagy (1)||Antti Miettinen, Sergei Zubov||4-4|
|9||4OT||18:06||VAN||Henrik Sedin (1)||Daniel Sedin, Mattias Ohlund||5-4|
Three Stars of the Game
- #1 = Roberto Luongo, G, "Vancouver Canucks" - 1.74 GAA, 72 saves
- #2 = Henrik Sedin, C, "Vancouver Canucks" - Game-winning goal, 1 Assist
- #3 = Sergei Zubov, D, "Dallas Stars" - 1 Assist
- Official Website of the Vancouver Canucks
- Official Website of the Dallas Stars
- National Hockey League Official Website
- Yahoo! Sports Boxscore - Vancouver 5, Dallas 4
- NHL Online ReportViewer - Game Summary
- NHL Online ReportViewer - Play-by-Play
- NHL Online ReportViewer - Event Summary