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Friday, 04.13.2007 / 11:04 AM ET / News
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Seeing Stars
Dallas at Vancouver, Game Two, 9:00 P.M. on VERSUS

If you missed Game One of this Western Conference Quarterfinals match-up, you only missed four overtimes, nine goals and a playoff record 72 saves from Vancouver Goaltender Roberto Luongo. Wednesday’s game was the sixth longest in NHL playoffs history. We will find out tonight what Vancouver and Dallas have in store for Game Two.

Dallas will look to rebound from the devastating loss to Vancouver in Game One. All it takes for the Stars is one win in Vancouver to take home ice advantage with them back to Dallas. Marty Turco was good in net for the Stars Wednesday night, stopping 51 shots, but the loss dropped him to 2-9 in his last 11 postseason games, and continues the question of if and when he can ever win a big game in the playoffs.

Luongo was making his NHL playoffs debut Wednesday night and while he looked average during the first three periods, he almost single-handedly kept Dallas from winning the game in each of the four overtimes, stopping all 32 shots he faced during that time.

Dallas lost the opening game for the sixth straight playoff series, dating to the first round of the 2001 postseason. The Stars lost three overtime games in last season's first-round loss to Colorado and are 1-8 in their last nine postseason contests that reached overtime.

Vancouver played with a short bench for much of Game 1. LW Matt Cooke left late in the second period with a strained groin and did not return. Fellow left wing Alex Burrows left in the first overtime after he was checked hard into the glass by Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas.

The Sedin brothers provided the offensive spark for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin scored the game winner with less then two minutes remaining in the fourth overtime Wednesday night on a pass from his brother Daniel. The Canucks had blown a two-goal lead in the third which led to the game going into overtime. The Sedin’s made sure it wasn’t Vancouver suffering the devastating loss.

After tonight’s game, this series moves to Dallas for Games Three and Four, on Sunday and Tuesday.



NHL.com contributed to this article.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
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11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
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13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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