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Suddenly, Dallas’ Star Points to a Sixth Game

From Associated Press

In a little more than two minutes of playing time, the Dallas Stars found new life in the NHL playoffs.

Jamie Langenbrunner’s 70-foot slap shot from beyond the blue line gave Dallas a 3-2 overtime victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night and kept the Stars alive in the Western Conference finals.

Game 6 will be played in Detroit on Friday night with the Red Wings leading the best-of-7 series, 3-2.

Langenbrunner’s rocket shot came 46 seconds into overtime. The puck took a hop on the soft ice and beat Chris Osgood on his stick side. It was Langenbrunner’s first goal of the postseason.

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“I was definitely surprised it went in,” Langenbrunner said. “I was just trying to get a shot on net. I just crossed the red line and shot.”

Guy Carbonneau’s wrist shot into the upper-left corner of the net beat Osgood on his glove side to tie the score, 2-2, with 1:25 left. Carbonneau was knocked to the ice and got up just in time to receive a perfect pass from Sergei Zubov.

“I was trying to create a chance. You’re desperate in that situation,” Carbonneau said.


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