NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS



NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
Thursday, April 24
New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 0
Anaheim 4, Dallas 3, 5OT
Friday, April 25
Ottawa 4, Philadelphia 2, Ottawa leads series 1-0
Vancouver 4, Minnesota 3, OT, Vancouver leads series 1-0
Saturday, April 26
New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 2, OT, New Jersey leads series 2-0
Anaheim 3, Dallas 2, OT, Anaheim leads series 2-0
Today, April 27
Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Monday, April 28
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29
Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
SATURDAY'S SUMMARIES
DEVILS 3, LIGHTNING 2
Tampa Bay1100--2
New Jersey0111--3
First Period--1, Tampa Bay, Dingman 1 (Pratt, Boyle), 12:25. Penalty--Modin, TB (high-sticking), 6:09.
Second Period--2, New Jersey, Rafalski 2 (Gomez, Niedermayer), 19:26 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 6, 19:38 (sh). Penalties--Elias, NJ (tripping), 2:55; Nieuwendyk, NJ (holding), 6:12; Stevenson, NJ (roughing), 10:47; Madden, NJ (ob.-holding), 12:58; Lecavalier, TB (ob.-hooking), 17:29; Taylor, TB (roughing), 19:07.
Third Period--4, New Jersey, Marshall 1 (Gomez, Niedermayer), 10:26. Penalties--None.
Overtime--5, New Jersey, Langenbrunner 7 (Madden, Rafalski), 2:09. Penalties--None.
Shots on goal--Tampa Bay 8-8-8-4--28. New Jersey 15-9-10-2--36.
Power-play Opportunities--Tampa Bay 0 of 4; New Jersey 1 of 3.
Goalies--Tampa Bay, Khabibulin 4-4 (36 shots-33 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 6-1 (28-26).
A--17,732. T--2:41.
MIGHTY DUCKS 3, STARS 2
Anaheim1011--3
Dallas1100--2
First Period--1, Anaheim, Oates 2 (Kariya, Sykora), 10:17 (pp). 2, Dallas, Morrow 2 (Modano, Zubov), 19:58 (pp). Penalties--Morrow, Dal (high-sticking), 7:20; Matvichuk, Dal (holding), 8:49; Hatcher, Dal (elbowing), 9:59; Niedermayer, Ana (ob.-hooking), 18:57.
Second Period--3, Dallas, Modano 5 (Young, Matvichuk), 8:39. Penalties--Pahlsson, Ana (holding), 3:31; Modano, Dal (holding), 14:51.
Third Period--4, Anaheim, Niedermayer 2 (Sykora, Kariya), 18:51. Penalties--DiMaio, Dal (boarding), 1:10, Modano, Dal (hooking), 14:50.
Overtime--5, Anaheim, Leclerc 1 (Oates, Sykora), 1:44. Penalties--None.
Shots on goal--Anaheim 10-10-6-1--27. Dallas 8-8-14-1--31.
Power-play Opportunities--Anaheim 1 of 6; Dallas 1 of 2.
Goalies--Anaheim, Giguere 6-0 (8 shots-7 saves), Gerber (19:58 first, 0-0), Giguere (0:00 second, 23-22). Dallas, Turco 4-4 (27-24).
A--18,532. T--2:40.
LATE FRIDAY SUMMARY
CANUCKS 4, WILD 3
Minnesota1020--3
Vancouver0121--4
First Period--1, Minnesota, Zholtok 1 (Kuba, Ronning), 17:08 (pp). Penalties--Marshall, Min (ob.-interference), 8:19; Bertuzzi, Van (high-sticking), 15:57; Linden, Van (high-sticking), 19:57.
Second Period--2, Vancouver, Jovanovski 3 (Morrison, Ruutu), 1:33 (sh). Penalties--Brown, Min (slashing), 11:02; Ronning, Min (ob.-hooking), 14:20.
Third Period--3, Minnesota, Walz 3 (Gaborik, Stevenson), 2:58. 4, Minnesota, Walz 4 (Gaborik), 8:11. 5, Vancouver, Naslund 5, 11:12. 6, Vancouver, Cooke 1 (Klatt, Naslund), 19:58. Penalties--Laaksonen, Min (diving), 12:33; Cooke, Van (tripping), 12:33.
Overtime--7, Vancouver, Klatt 2 (D.Sedin, Salo), 3:42 (pp). Penalty--Sekeras, Min (high-sticking), 2:01.
Shots on goal--Minnesota 5-5-10-1--21. Vancouver 7-16-12-4--39.
Power-play Opportunities--Minnesota 1 of 2; Vancouver 1 of 4.
Goalies--Minnesota, Fernandez 3-1 (39 shots-35 saves). Vancouver, Cloutier 5-3 (21-18).
A--18,514. T--2:51.

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