Stars, New Jersey, Kings notch win in NHL playoffs

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2001

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Benoit Hogue scored with 12 seconds remaining in the first overtime as the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Sunday night in Game 3 of their first-round series.

Hogue scored the winner off a rebound of a shot by Brett Hull.

''I went wide and then cut right to the middle and just put it in,'' said Dallas' Benoit Hogue, who also scored an overtime winner to give the Stars a 2-1 series lead in the playoffs.

Dallas, a 2-1 overtime winner in the first game, leads the Western Conference quarterfinal series 2-1. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday in Edmonton.

In a flurry reminiscent of the 1997 playoffs when Edmonton upset Dallas, the Oilers scored two goals in the final 63 seconds of regulation. Rem Murray's goal with seven seconds left in regulation tied it.

''Every time you play in overtime, you play to win,'' said Hogue, who missed three games late in the season due to a bruised shoulder.

Edmonton's Ryan Smyth scored at 18:57 of the third and cut the Dallas lead to 2-1. Mike Modano led Dallas, scoring a power-play goal in the third period and setting up Sergei Zubov's goal in the first period.

''Coming back and tying it and giving ourselves life and hope in the series and to lose it is devastating,'' Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said.

''Happiness and heartache -- that pretty much spells NHL playoff hockey. We got the latter tonight.''

Stars 3, Oilers 2

Dallas 1 0 1 1 -- 3

Edmonton 0 0 2 0 -- 2

First Period--1, Dallas, Zubov 1 (Modano, Muller), 3:06. Penalties--Muller, Dal (high-sticking), :54; Hatcher, Dal (closing hand on puck), 14:30; Murray, Edm (tripping), 19:22.

Second Period--None. Penalties--Lukowich, Dal (interference), 6:34; Grier, Edm (high-sticking), 13:15; Muller, Dal (holding stick), 19:48.

Third Period--2, Dallas, Modano 2 (Langenbrunner), 5:51 (pp). 3, Edmonton, Smyth 2 (Laraque, Brewer), 18:57. 4, Edmonton, Murray 2 (Brewer, Smyth), 19:53. Penalty-- Pittis, Edm (hooking), 4:17.

Overtime--5, Hogue 1 (Hull), 19:48. Penalties--MacLean, Dal (slashing), 15:47; Poti, Edm (slashing), 15:47.

Shots on goal--Dallas 10-12-8-9--39. Edmonton 4-6-8-10--28.

Power-play Opportunities--Dallas 1 of 3; Edmonton 0 of 4.

Goalies--Dallas, Belfour 2-1 (28 shots-26 saves). Edmonton, Salo 1-2 (39-36).

Devils 2, Hurricanes 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Alexander Mogilny and defenseman Sean O'Donnell scored, and Martin Brodeur made 18 saves for his ninth career playoff shutout as New Jersey beat Carolina in Game 2 of the first-round series.

The defending Stanley Cup champions took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Tuesday in Raleigh, N.C.

Devils captain Scott Stevens created some bad blood with 11.7 seconds left in the game with a big open-ice hit on Hurricanes rookie Shane Willis.

Devils 2, Hurricanes 0

Carolina 0 0 0 -- 0

New Jersey 1 1 0 -- 2

First Period--1, New Jersey, Mogilny 1 (Brylin, Gomez), 4:16. Penalties--Elias, NJ (elbowing), 6:12; Karpa, Car (hooking), 19:07.

Second Period--2, New Jersey, O'Donnell 1 (McKay, Holik), 2:32. Penalties--Malik, Car (holding), 10:30; Pellerin, Car (slashing), 19:41.

Third Period--None. Penalties--Stevens, NJ (hooking), 5:59; Niedermayer, NJ (cross-checking), 7:57; Gelinas, Car (hooking), 8:21; Sykora, NJ (high-sticking), 10:32; Gelinas, Car (roughing), 12:45; White, NJ (roughing), 12:45; Brind'Amour, Car (cross-checking), 19:48; Karpa, Car (roughing), 19:56; Stevenson, NJ (cross-checking), 19:56; White, NJ (roughing), 19:56.

Shots on goal--Carolina 3-7-8--18. New Jersey 12-10-7--29.

Power-play Opportunities--Carolina 0 of 4; New Jersey 0 of 5.

Goalies--Carolina, Irbe 0-2 (29 shots-27 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 2-0 (18-18).

Kings 2, Red Wings 1

LOS ANGELES -- Jozef Stumpel redirected a shot by Mathieu Schneider to snap a third-period tie and give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in their first-round playoff series Sunday night.

The Kings ended their 14-game losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to the 1993 Stanley Cup finals. But they trail the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The Red Wings had a couple streaks of their own ended. They had won an NHL-record 13 consecutive first-round playoff games and 18 playoff games in a row against California teams. With the game tied at 1, Stumpel scored his first playoff goal as a King when he redirected Schneider's shot in traffic at 13:33 of the third. Stumpel had been without a shot in Game 2.

Kings 2. Red Wings 1

Detroit 0 1 0 -- 1

Los Angeles 0 1 1 -- 2

First Period--None. Penalties--Fischer, Det (interference), 2:12; Norstrom, LA (tripping), 4:41; Grimson, LA (roughing), 6:49; Holmstrom, Det (slashing), 17:13; Norstrom, LA (cross-checking), 17:13; McCarty, Det (high-sticking), 19:58.

Second Period--1, Los Angeles, Robitaille 2 (Belanger, Laperriere), 8:21. 2, Detroit, Lidstrom 1 (Kozlov, Larionov), 18:02. Penalties--Maltby, Det (hooking), :19; Laperriere, LA (interference), 2:54; Verbeek, Det, double minor (high-sticking), 10:13; Laperriere, LA (charging), 16:00; Laperriere, LA (high-sticking), 20:00.

Third Period--3, Los Angeles, Stumpel 1 (Schneider, Palffy), 13:33. Penalties--Smolinski, LA (hooking), 1:56; Holmstrom, Det (roughing), 14:51; Norstrom, LA (roughing), 14:51; Palffy, LA (high-sticking), 16:13.

Shots on goal--Detroit 8-8-7--23. Los Angeles 9-7-8--24.

Power-play Opportunities--Detroit 0 of 7; Los Angeles 0 of 5.

Goalies--Detroit, Osgood 2-1 (24 shots-22 saves). Los Angeles, Potvin 1-2 (23-22).



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