Canucks force Game 7 behind Morrison's triple-OT goal
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Morrison kept his team alive by taking a pass from
"We did what we wanted to do," Morrison said. "We stayed alive and now we have to go out and win the next one."
Alex Auld stopped 36 shots for the win that evened the series at 3-3, including 17 in overtime. The inexperienced netminder is the third goaltender in the series for Vancouver.
Kiprusoff finished with 47 saves on the first 51 shots he faced, but the 52nd proved to be the fateful blow.
Both teams had point-blank scoring chances less than three minutes later. Saprykin and
"I felt like both teams were getting some chances," said
A carefully-played fourth period ended with the
Auld made 12 saves in the first overtime session, one more than Kiprusoff.
Just 16 seconds after Sanderson's goal made it 4-0, Saprykin's goal ignited the
The second intermission did little to dampen the
With eight minutes remaining in regulation,
The save proved to be huge as yet another deflection of a Regehr point shot -- this time by Clark -- went through the five-hole of Auld, leading the home crowd to erupt at the sight of the tying goal with 7:04 to go in the stanza.
Vancouver made it 3-0 only 70 seconds later, reaping the benefits of May's first of the series. May was left all alone in front when Sanderson fed the puck over from the left boards. May then patiently fired a wrister past Kiprusoff's stick side.
Sanderson scored a goal of his own midway through the session for a four-goal margin, but the
Kiprusoff seemed to revert to his Game 1 form up until that point, allowing four goals on the first 22 shots he faced. He then regained the magic that saw just four goals get behind him in the last four games before Morrison's winner.