NHL: Canucks steal series lead from Stars in overtime

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Canucks lead series 2-1. (Best of Seven)

Dallas Stars 2 1 Vancouver Canucks

An overtime goal by Taylor Pyatt at 7:47 of the first overtime gave the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series on Sunday night.

Dallas scored first through Stu Barnes when he redirected a long shot by Stephane Robidas past goalkeeper Roberto Luongo. Philippe Boucher earned the other assist on the goal.

Marty Turco looked to be headed for his second consecutive playoff shutout, but Jan Bulis dashed his dreams 5:18 into the third period as he put home a rebound from a shot by Jannik Hansen. Vancouver outshot the Stars 15-4 in the third period, but had a scare when Roberto Luongo was hit by Ladislav Nagy. A trainer came on to assist Luongo, who had fallen on his back, but he was able to continue.

Taylor Pyatt then put the game away in overtime on a one-time shot off a pass from Bryan Smolinski.

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary
No. Period Time Team Scorer (No.) Assists Score
1 2nd 13:09 DAL Stu Barnes (1) PP Stephane Robidas 0-1
3 3rd 5:18 VAN Jan Bulis (1) Jannik Hansen 1-1
OT 1 3rd 7:47 VAN Taylor Pyatt (1) Bryan Smolinski 2-1

Goaltending Summary

Team Player Shots Saves Save Pct.
VAN Roberto Luongo 30 29 .966
DAL Marty Turco 37 35 .946

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