Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Wild OT victory forces Game 7

Leafs' double-OT win does same

The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Cincinnati Mighty Duck Richard Park scored his second goal of the game 4:22 into overtime Monday night to give the Minnesota Wild a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche and force a decisive Game 7.

The Wild, in the playoffs for the first time in their three-year history, have won two straight while on the brink of elimination. The teams will play tonight in Denver, with the winner moving on to the second round to face either St. Louis or Vancouver. The Blues and Canucks will also play Game 7 tonight. Of the 193 teams in NHL history that have trailed a series 3-1, only seven have come back to win two games on the road.

The Wild, who blew a late 2-0 lead, got four shots on goalie Patrick Roy in OT, and Park's bad-angle wrist shot slid underneath Roy's glove to send the crowd of 19,350 - another overflow sellout - into a frenzy. Park played for AHL Cincinnati during the 1997-98 season.

Maple Leafs 2, Flyers 1, 2OT

TORONTO - Travis Green scored 10:51 into the second overtime as Toronto forced a decisive Game 7 in the series.

Green backhanded a shot over goalie Roman Cechmanek after Darcy Tucker's rebound landed in front of the net.

The teams have played seven OT periods during the first six games but will have to recover quickly because Game 7 is tonight in Philadelphia. Not since the 1950 Stanley Cup finals have Games 6 and 7 of a series been played on consecutive nights. All three games played in Toronto were decided in overtime.


(Best-of-7 series)

Monday's games

Toronto 2, Philadelphia 1, 2OT;

series tied 3-3

Minnesota 3, Colorado 2, OT;

series tied 3-3

Today's Game 7's

Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Colorado, 10 p.m.

St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30;

series tied 3-3

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