Friday, April 20, 2007

Stars 1 Canucks 0 (OT)

The Dallas Stars' powerplay, 2-for-28 in the series prior to the opportunity they got in overtime, picked a good time to get going. Brendan Morrow went to the front of the net, tipped Sergei Zubov's point shot behind Roberto Luongo and extended the Stars' playoff lives for at least two more nights.

It was a disappointing end to what was the most entertaining game of the entire series. The Canucks talked about killer instinct prior to the game. To be fair, they did all the right things except beat Marty Turco. They came out strong and generated some early scoring chances. In fact, the shots were 6-1 before the game was even four minutes old; Turco stopped them all.

It was a matter of first break gets the goal and first goal gets the win, and Dallas got their break in overtime with a lousy Canucks line change that led to their powerplay goal.

Game six is Saturday night in Dallas. It should be a hostile environment (though I don't know if Jennifer Floyd-Engel will be watching). I have tickets for game seven, but I don't want to have to use them.

More from the Mainstream

About the game around the blogosphere

My 3 Stars of the Game

  1. Marty Turco (DAL): 2nd shutout of the series.
  2. Roberto Luongo (VAN): Only goal to beat him was a tipped powerplay goal.
  3. Brendan Morrow (DAL): Stars captain tipped in the game's only goal in overtime.

Official Statistics

Next Game

Game 6 goes Saturday night back in Dallas.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:44 AM


At April 21, 2007 8:04 AM, Anonymous Daniel said...

So today we will see another 2-1 Canucks win? ;)

At April 21, 2007 11:54 AM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

I'm predicting a shutout for Louie. :)


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