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Nabokov, Sharks looking to even series with Stars

Apr 27, 2008 - 1:05 PM
Dallas at San Jose 9:00 pm EDT Western Conference semifinals Stars lead, 1-0

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) - Coming off an overtime loss in the series opener, the San Jose Sharks will hope to even the series at one win apiece Sunday when they host the Dallas Stars for Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday.

A Vezina Trophy finalist, Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov looked anything but in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Stars in Game One - surrendering three goals on just 18 shots.

Captain Brenden Morrow scored his second goal of the night 4:39 into overtime, giving the fifth-seeded Stars the critical series-opening win over the second-seeded Sharks.

Mike Modano also tallied and Mike Ribeiro added a pair of assists for Dallas, which overcame being decisively outshot to improve to 7-0-1 in its last eight visits to HP Pavilion.

The Stars are 3-1 on the road in the playoffs.

Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo netted goals for San Jose, which lost Game One in its opening series to the Calgary Flames by the same margin.

"It's always difficult when you lose, especially at home," Cheechoo said. "It happened last series, too, so we just have to put it behind us and come ready to play on Sunday."

After registering just two shots in the first period and five in the third, the Stars posted the only three of overtime, with the last one helping them steal home-ice advantage from the Sharks.

"We did the same thing against Anaheim (in the quarterfinals) and it turned out huge for us," Morrow said. "If you are the road team, you want to go in and steal one and find a way to get home ice back."

From the left point, defenseman Mattias Norstrom made cross-ice pass to Morrow, who blasted a one-timer from the right faceoff dot past the left pad of Nabokov and inside the right goalpost to cap his second multi-goal effort of the postseason.

Dallas has gone on to win the previous eight playoff series in which it captured the opener.








  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 0 4 5
    SAN JOSE 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) JOE PAVELSKI 4 (CRAIG RIVET, JONATHAN CHEECHOO)
    10:13
    DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 3 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATTIAS NORSTROM)
    15:37
    2ND PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 2 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, CRAIG RIVET) 14:54
    3RD PRD:

    Apr 27 11:31 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 5
    SAN JOSE 2
    3RD PRD: DAL - (EN) NIKLAS HAGMAN 2 (UNASSISTED) 18:45

    Stars 5, Sharks 2  3rd - 1:15Apr 27 11:27 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 4
    SAN JOSE 2
    3RD PRD: DAL - NIKLAS HAGMAN 1 (BRAD RICHARDS, LOUI ERIKSSON) 13:55

    Stars 4, Sharks 2  3rd - 6:05Apr 27 11:19 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 3
    SAN JOSE 2
    3RD PRD: DAL - (PP) MIKE MODANO 4 (SERGEI ZUBOV, BRAD RICHARDS) 3:39

    Stars 3, Sharks 2  3rd - 16:21Apr 27 11:01 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 2
    SAN JOSE 2
    3RD PRD: DAL - BRAD RICHARDS 2 (UNASSISTED) 0:32

    Stars 2, Sharks 2  3rd - 19:28Apr 27 10:55 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 0 1
    SAN JOSE 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) JOE PAVELSKI 4 (CRAIG RIVET, JONATHAN CHEECHOO)
    10:13
    DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 3 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATTIAS NORSTROM)
    15:37
    2ND PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 2 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, CRAIG RIVET) 14

    Apr 27 10:36 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 1
    SAN JOSE 2
    2ND PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 2 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, CRAIG RIVET) 14:54

    Stars 1, Sharks 2  2nd - 5:06Apr 27 10:29 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 1
    SAN JOSE 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) JOE PAVELSKI 4 (CRAIG RIVET, JONATHAN CHEECHOO)
    10:13
    DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 3 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATTIAS NORSTROM)
    15:37
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----


    Apr 27 9:45 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 1
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 3 (BRENDEN MORROW, MATTIAS NORSTROM) 15:37

    Stars 1, Sharks 1  1st - 4:23Apr 27 9:40 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL DALLAS 0
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) JOE PAVELSKI 4 (CRAIG RIVET, JONATHAN CHEECHOO)
    10:14

    Stars 0, Sharks 1  1st - 9:46Apr 27 9:28 PM
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