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|Sunday, 13 May 2007 21:45|
Monday, May 14
Buffalo at Ottawa (7 p.m. EDT). Up 2-0 in the series, the Senators will have the home-ice advantage over the Sabres for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
-Scott Niedermayer, Ducks, scored with 5:43 left in overtime to lift Anaheim to a 4-3 victory at Detroit.
Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer scored his second overtime goal of this year's playoffs in a 4-3 win at Detroit on Sunday night. His first came on May 3, a double-overtime tally that eliminated Vancouver in Game 5 of the Western semifinals.
TOP OF THE WORLD
Canada won hockey's world championship with a 4-2 victory over Finland on Sunday. Rick Nash led the way with two goals as Canada captured its' 24th world title and first since 2004. Russia won the bronze medal by beating Sweden 3-1.
MORE THAN FOUR
Anaheim's 4-3 overtime win on Detroit on Sunday night evened the Western Conference finals at a game apiece and guarantees the series will not end with a sweep for the first time in four matchups.
Detroit's special teams have accounted for all five goals through the first two games of the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. The power-play unit had both goals in a 2-1 win in Game 1 on Friday night and two more in a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 2 on Sunday. Kirk Maltby added a shorthaned tally on Sunday.
Top-seeded Buffalo has lost four of six, is 8-5 overall this postseason and allowed 13 goals in its past three games. The Sabres are down two games to none in the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa, the first time they have faced that deficit since trailing Pittsburgh 2-0 in a 2001 second-round series, which Buffalo eventually lost in seven games.
Anaheim forward Chris Kunitz was scratched from the lineup because of an upper-body injury Sunday against Detroit in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Kunitz scored in the series opener Friday night, tying the game early in the third period before the Red Wings went on to win 2-1. ... Buffalo defenseman Henrik Tallinder is sore after being cross-checked from behind by Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson, and could miss Game 3 Monday of the Eastern Conference finals.
``Teaming up for goals, that's neat,'' - Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime - on an assist from his brother Rob - for a 4-3 win at Detroit on Sunday night. The Western Conference finals is now tied 1-1.