|Tuesday's NHL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 01 May 2007 19:57|
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -The Anaheim Ducks rallied from a big deficit to take an even bigger lead in their playoff series with the Vancouver Canucks.|
Travis Moen scored 2:07 into overtime to complete the Ducks' comeback from two goals down in the third period and beat the Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night. The win gave Anaheim a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.
Scott Niedermayer's point shot hit a crowd in the crease and bounced to Moen in the slot, where he quickly snapped it past Roberto Luongo low on the stick side.
Chris Pronger scored early in the third period and assisted on Teemu Selanne's tying goal with 5:42 left as the Ducks rallied from the 2-0 deficit.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere robbed Markus Naslund from the slot 3:30 into the third period and Pronger tied it 30 seconds later with a screened shot from the point. Pronger, who along with Niedermayer was nominated for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, then set up the tying goal with another long shot.
The rebound went straight to Selanne, who had an easy tap-in from the side of the net because Canucks defenseman Sami Salo had lost his stick earlier in the play.
Giguere finished with 24 saves for the Ducks, who can advance to the Western Conference finals for the second time in four seasons Thursday night in Anaheim.
Naslund and Brendan Morrison staked the Canucks to a 2-0 lead.
Rangers 2, Sabres 1
NEW YORK (AP) - Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan scored power-play goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves to lift the Rangers into a 2-2 tie in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against Buffalo.
The best-of-seven matchup now shifts back to Buffalo, where the Sabres - the NHL's best team in the regular season - took a 2-0 lead in the series. Now they will be feeling the heat from a nervous, title-starved town unwilling to accept anything less than the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history.
Game 5 is Friday night, with Game 6 back in New York on Sunday.
The Rangers had to survive a video replay on a late save by Lundqvist that the Sabres felt didn't keep the puck out of the net.
Lundqvist dived onto his stomach with 17 seconds left and stopped Daniel Briere's stuff attempt with his right pad as the puck slid on the goal line. For the first time in five close goal calls in these playoffs, the Sabres didn't benefit from a video review.
Jagr scored his fourth of the playoffs and 71st overall in the postseason in the second period. Shanahan increased New York's lead in the third. Ales Kotalik answered for Buffalo less than a minute after Shanahan's goal, but it wasn't enough.
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