Sunday, April 20, 2003

Stars finish off Oilers, eye Ducks


Flyers turn on Maple Leafs 4-1

The Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta - Mike Modano scored with 6:52 left Saturday to send the Dallas Stars into the second round of the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Modano's goal, his fourth of the series, eliminated the Oilers in Game 6 of the best-of-7 series.

The Stars and Oilers have met in the playoffs six of seven years with Dallas winning five straight times.

Edmonton led this series 2-1 but then dropped three straight.

Top-seeded Dallas will play the No. 7 Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the Western Conference semifinals. Anaheim stunned Detroit by sweeping the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings in that first-round series.

On the winning goal, Modano took the puck from behind the net and skittered a pass to defenseman Sergei Zubov who fed it back to him for a one-timer that eluded goalie Tommy Salo.

The Stars looked like they would walk away with the game early, but the Oilers came back in the second period to tie it 2-2.

The Stars were without injured forwards Bill Guerin, Pierre Turgeon and Jason Arnott.

Flyers 4, Maple Leafs 1

PHILADELPHIA - Sami Kapanen scored two power-play goals, and Tony Amonte had two assists, leading Philadelphia over Toronto.

The Flyers hold a 3-2 in the the first-round, best-of-7 series. Game 6 is Monday in Toronto.

Dmitry Yushkevich and Simon Gagne also scored for Philadelphia, which took its first series lead.

Wild 3, Avalanche 2

DENVER - Manny Fernandez stopped 26 shots in his first career playoff start, and Willie Mitchell gave Minnesota the early lead it needed to stave off elimination.

Colorado leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. The Avalanche won three straight after losing the opener but again struggled in a Game 5 at home. The Avs lost a potential series-clinching fifth game at home for the fourth time in five years.

Game 6 is Monday in Minnesota with a potential Game 7 Tuesday in Denver.

Giguere leading Ducks on the Pond

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who stopped 165 of the 171 shots in Anaheim's four-game sweep of the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings, is one of 17 former AHL Cincinnati Mighty Ducks on the big club's playoff roster at the Arrowhead Pond. The other 16 in Anaheim are:

GOALTENDERS: Giguere, Martin Gerber, Ilja Bryzgalov.

DEFENSEMEN: Niclas Havelid, Ruslan Salei, Vitaly Vishnevski, Mark Popovic, Todd Reirden.

FORWARDS: Marc Chouinard, Jonathan Hedstrom, Jason Krog, Mike Leclerc, Andy McDonald, Samuel Pahlsson, Kevin Sawyer, Cam Severson, Alexei Smirnov.

At a glance

EASTERN

1. Ottawa vs.

8. N.Y. Islanders

Senators win 4-1

Isles 3, Ottawa 0

Ottawa 3, Isles 0

Ottawa 3, Isles, 2OT

Ottawa 3, Isles 1

Ottawa 4, Isles 1

2. New Jersey vs.

7. Boston

Devils win 4-1

N.J. 2, Boston 1

N.J. 4, Boston 2

N.J. 3, Boston 0

Boston 5, N.J. 1

N.J. 3, Boston 0

3. Tampa Bay vs.

6. Washington

Wash. 3, T.B. 0

Wash. 6, T.B. 3

T.B. 4, Wash. 3, OT

T.B. 3, Wash. 1

T.B. 2, Wash. 1

Today: at Wash., 3

4. Philadelphia vs.

5. Toronto

Toronto 5, Phila. 3

Phila. 4, Toronto 1

Tor. 4, Phila. 3, 2OT

Phila. 3, Toronto 2, 3OT

Phila. 4, Toronto 1

WESTERN

1. Dallas vs.

8. Edmonton

Stars win 4-2

Edmonton 2, Dallas 1

Dallas 6, Edmonton 1

Edmonton 3, Dallas 2

Dallas 3, Edmonton 1

Dallas 5, Edmonton 2

Dallas 3, Edmonton 2

2. Detroit vs.

7. Anaheim

Ducks win 4-0

Anaheim 2, Det. 1, 3OT

Anaheim 3, Detroit 2

Anaheim 2, Detroit 1

Anaheim 3, Detroit 2, OT

3. Colorado vs.

6. Minnesota

Minn. 4, Colorado 2

Colorado 3, Minn. 2

Colorado 3, Minn. 0

Colorado 3, Minn. 1

Minn. 3, Colorado 2

4. Vancouver vs.

5. St. Louis

St. Louis 6, Van. 0

Van. 2, St. Louis 1

St.Louis 3, Van. 1

St. Louis 4, Van. 1

Today, at St. Louis, 7




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