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|Friday, 27 April 2007 23:40|
Saturday, April 28
Ottawa at New Jersey (8 p.m. EDT). A cold kept Devils captain Patrik Elias out of Thursday's opening game loss to the Senators, but he is expected to return for Game 2.
Sunday, April 29
Anaheim at Vancouver (8 p.m. EDT). The Canucks evened their Western Conference semifinal series at a game apiece with a 2-1 double-overtime win on Friday night.
-Jeff Cowan, Canucks, scored at 7:49 of the second overtime period to give Vancouver a 2-1 win at Anaheim.
-Thomas Vanek, Sabres, scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Buffalo rallied for a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
ONE TIRED TEAM
Vancouver won for the third time in four overtime games this postseason, defeating Anaheim 2-1 Friday night. The Canucks' first three overtime games came against Dallas during the quarterfinals, the first going into the fourth extra session. Friday's game went two overtimes.
SABRE STEPPING UP
Thomas Vanek scored his second consecutive game-winner for Buffalo in a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night. It was Vanek's fifth goal of the playoffs, and third in two games.
Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed the first playoff overtime goal of his career when Jeff Cowan scored at 7:49 of the second session to give Vancouver a 2-1 win on Friday night. Giguere's NHL-record run ended at 190 minutes, 50 seconds.
Injured Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom and defenseman Brett Lebda will miss Game 2 of their playoff series against San Jose on Saturday. Holmstrom is out because he has blood on his eye and Lebda has an injured ankle.
``They probably think it's over. But you never know. A series can change on one play.'' - New York Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr after his team went down two games to none in the Eastern Conference semifinals with Friday night's 3-2 loss at Buffalo.