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|Sunday, 29 April 2007 03:33|
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.
Monday, April 30
Detroit at San Jose (10 p.m. EDT). This semifinal series is tied at a game apiece heading to San Jose, where the Sharks won both meetings with the Red Wings by a combined score of 14-5.
-Jamie Langenbrunner, Devils, scored on a breakaway 1:55 into the second overtime to lift New Jersey to a 3-2 victory over Ottawa.
-Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings, scored off a rebound with 1:24 left and Detroit rallied for a 3-2 win over San Jose.
ALL TIED UP
Detroit and New Jersey both needed late heroics to tie up their respective semifinal series at a game apiece on Saturday. The Red Wings trailed San Jose 2-0 early in the first period before rallying for a 3-2 win on Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 1:24 left. Later that night, the Devils allowed Ottawa to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, but Jamie Langenbrunner scored 1:55 into the second overtime to give New Jersey a 3-2 victory.
Ottawa failed to take its first-ever 2-0 series lead after losing to New Jersey 3-2 in double-overtime on Saturday night. The Senators have won Game 1 eight times in 16 matchups, including this year's first round against Pittsburgh.
Vancouver is 0-for-12 with the man-advantage through the first two games of its semifinal series against Anaheim and 3-for-50 in this year's playoffs.
``Our guys got really fired up by everything that was said about the big, bad Ducks and how they were going to stomp all over us, and nobody gave us a chance because we had a depleted lineup. Nobody gave us a chance before the series started and nobody gave us a chance after the first game.'' - Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault on splitting the first two games of its semifinal series with Anaheim.