Buchberger's OT Goal Gives Oilers Dramatic 4-3 Victory

From Associated Press

Kelly Buchberger scored at 9:15 of overtime, completing one of the greatest comebacks in playoff history, as the Oilers rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars Sunday at Edmonton.

The Oilers, who took a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series, scored three goals in the final four minutes of regulation, including Mike Grier's game-tying score for his second goal of the playoffs.

Curtis Joseph stopped 39 shots for the Oilers, who host Game Four of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday.

Chicago 4, Colorado 3--Sergei Krivokrasov scored 11:03 into the second overtime at Chicago as the Blackhawks stopped the Avalanche's seven-game playoff winning streak and avoided falling into a 3-0 series hole.

Jeff Hackett made 48 saves to earn his first playoff victory for the Blackhawks. Patrick Roy made 52 saves as the Avalanche lost in the playoffs for the first time since the sixth game of last year's conference finals at Detroit.

N.Y. Rangers 3, Florida 0--Wayne Gretzky scored a goal and assisted on another at Miami as the Rangers tied their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Panthers at 1-1.

Mike Richter earned his seventh career playoff shutout by stopping 31 shots for the Rangers. The Rangers got two goals in less than two minutes from Gretzky and Esa Tikkanen in the second period.

Detroit 3, St. Louis 2--Brendan Shanahan and Steve Yzerman scored power-play goals at St. Louis to end a dominating run by Blues' penalty killers.

Igor Larionov had two assists for the Red Wings, who took a 2-1 lead in the series. The Red Wings, who were zero for 14 on the power play the first two games, were two for eight Sunday.

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