Patrick Roy tied the NHL record for playoff victories by a goaltender as the Colorado Avalanche beat Chicago 3-1 Friday night in Denver to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series.
Roy posted his 88th playoff win, tying the New York Islanders’ Billy Smith, and just missed the record for longest playoff shutout streak.
Roy, who had two consecutive playoff shutouts with last season’s final game and this year’s opener, saw his streak end at 231 minutes, 5 seconds. The NHL record is 248:32 by Detroit’s Norm Smith in 1936.
Mike Keane, Sandis Ozolinsh and Claude Lemieux all scored for a second straight game as the defending Stanley Cup champions posted their seventh consecutive postseason win.
Games 3 and 4 are scheduled for Sunday and Tuesday in Chicago.
Keane and Ozolinsh, who scored the first two goals in the series opener, duplicated the feat, getting two goals in the first 5:06 of the game.
Keane picked up a loose puck at the blue line and shot past retreating defenseman Keith Carney, beating Jeff Hackett at 3:53.
Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 1 Denver
Chicago 1 0 0 - 1 Colorado 2 1 0 - 3
First period-1, Colorado, Keane 2 (Forsberg), 3:53. 2, Colorado, Ozolinsh 2 (Sakic, Jones), 5:06. 3, Chicago, Black 1 (Shantz, Suter), 17:53.
Second period-4, Colorado, Lemieux 2 (Jones, Klemm), 7:30.
Shots on goal-Chicago 6-8-11-25. Colorado 10-11-12-33.Power-play opp.-Chicago 0 of 5; Colorado 0 of 2.Goalies-Chicago, Hackett 0-2-0 (33 shots-30 saves). Colorado, Roy 2-0-0 (25-24).A-16,061 (16,061).
Mighty Ducks 4, Coyotes 2 Anaheim, Calif.
J.J. Daigneault, acquired less than two months ago, scored twice and had an assist to lead Anaheim past Phoenix.
The win gave the Mighty Ducks, in the playoffs for the first time in their four-year history, a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.
The victory also kept them unbeaten in their last 16 home games dating back to Feb. 2. The series now shifts to Phoenix for games on Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night.
Phoenix 1 0 1 - 2 Anaheim 1 1 2 - 4
First period-1, Phoenix, Numminen 1 (Roenick, Ronning), 9:23 (pp). 2, Anaheim, Mironov 1 (Daigneault), 10:46 (pp).
Second period-3, Anaheim, Daigneault 1 (Selanne, Bellows), 7:03 (pp).
Third period-4, Phoenix, Tkachuk 2 (Roenick, Janney), 3:55. 5, Anaheim, Daigneault 2 (Kariya), 13:26. 6, Anaheim, Selanne 3 (Mironov), 19:53 (en).
Shots on goal-Phoenix 10-10-18-38. Anaheim 18-7-10-35.Power-play opp.-Phoenix 1 of 4; Anaheim 2 of 8.Goalies-Phoenix, Khabibulin 0-2-0 (34 shots-31 saves). Anaheim, Hebert 2-0-0 (38-36).A-17,174 (17,174).
Red Wings 2, Blues 1 Detroit
Third-period goals by Kris Draper and Larry Murphy brought Detroit back and evened their Western Conference series at 1-1.
The best-of-7 series shifts to St. Louis for games Sunday and Tuesday.
Marc Bergevin scored for the Blues, a team that took Detroit to seven games in the second round a year ago. The Red Wings have gone 42 years without a Stanley Cup, the longest drought in the NHL.
Draper finally ended five periods of dominance by St. Louis goalie Grant Fuhr with a short-handed goal at 4:05 of the third. Draper, taking a pass from Brendan Shanahan, skated up the right side, around defenseman Igor Kravchuk and snapped off a shot that got past Fuhr on the glove side for a 1-1 tie.
Murphy gave Detroit a 2-1 lead at 7:49 of the third. Fuhr blocked Martin Lapointe’s shot from the right circle, but the puck went right to Murphy who put it over Fuhr’s right shoulder.
St. Louis 1 0 0 - 1 Detroit 0 0 2 - 2
First period-1, St. Louis, Bergevin 1 (Turgeon), 4:24.
Third period-2, Detroit, Draper 1 (Shanahan, Pushor), 4:05 (sh). 3, Detroit, Murphy 1 (Lapointe, Larionov), 7:09.
Shots on goal-St. Louis 11-3-9-23. Detroit 10-9-14-33.Power-play opp.-St. Louis 0 of 8; Detroit 0 of 7.Goalies-St. Louis, Fuhr 1-1-0 (33 shots-31 saves). Detroit, Vernon 1-1-0 (23-22).A-19,983 (19,983).
Oilers 4, Stars 0 Dallas
Curtis Joseph, beaten five times by Dallas this season, was helped by a smothering defense as Edmonton evened their Western Conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece.
The third game of the best-of-7 series will be played Sunday night in Edmonton.
Joseph, who made 25 saves, had six regular-season shutouts but lost to Dallas in four regular-season games and was beaten 5-3 on Wednesday night in the first game of the playoffs. He was 0-5 in playoff games against the Stars.
Edmonton had two power-play goals, the second early in the third period on a 50-foot slap shot by Boris Mironov that whipped past a screened Andy Moog.
Edmonton 1 1 2 - 4 Dallas 0 0 0 - 0
First period-1, Edmonton, Grier 1 (Weight, McGillis), 14:51 (pp).
Second period-2, Edmonton, Czerkawski 1, :43.
Third period-3, Edmonton, Mironov 1 (Weight, Smyth), 2:50 (pp). 4, Edmonton, Smyth 1, 7:07.
Shots on goal-Edmonton 13-4-8-25. Dallas 2-14-9-25.Power-play opp.-Edmonton 2 of 6; Dallas 0 of 7.Goalies-Edmonton, Joseph 1-1 (25 shots-25 saves). Dallas, Moog 1-1 (21-17), Irbe (7:07 period, 4-4).A-16,924 (16,924).