Suddenly, Dallas’ Star Points to a Sixth Game
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.
“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.