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Montreal Goes Triple Overtime To Avoid Ouster

By Associated Press

NHL playoffs

Patrice Brisebois scored at 7:37 of the third overtime Thursday night as the host Montreal Canadiens avoided a sweep of their playoff series by beating the New Jersey Devils 4-3.

The Devils lead the series 3-1. Game 5 is Saturday in New Jersey.

Montreal has won a league-record 13 consecutive overtime games in the playoffs dating to their 1993 Stanley Cup win, when they won 10 in the extra period.

Canadiens 4, Devils 3 (3OT)

New Jersey 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 3

Montreal 0 1 2 0 0 1 - 4

First period-1, New Jersey, Niedermayer 1 (Gilmour, Chambers), 3:11 (pp). 2, New Jersey, Elias 2 (MacLean), 11:53.

Second period-3, Montreal, Recchi 3, 7:42.

Third period-4, Montreal, Stevenson 1, 2:41. 5, Montreal, Recchi 4 (Brunet, Koivu), 5:03. 6, New Jersey, Odelein 1 (Elias), 18:23.

First Overtime-None.

Second Overtime-None.

Third Overtime-7, Montreal, Brisebois 1 (Koivu, Brunet), 7:37.

Shots on goal-New Jersey 14-4-13-8-13-7-59. Montreal 7-12-6-5-8-3-41.Power-play opp.-New Jersey 1 of 4; Montreal 0 of 1.Goalies-New Jersey, Brodeur 3-1 (41 shots-37 saves). Montreal, Theodore 1-0 (59-56).A-21,051 (21,273).

Avalanche 7, Blackhawks 0 Denver

Goaltender Patrick Roy set an NHL record with his 89th career playoff victory, and Valeri Kamensky broke a postseason scoring slump with three goals as Colorado routed Chicago to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

Game 6 is Saturday night in Chicago.

Roy eclipsed the record of 88 wins held by former New York Islanders goalie Billy Smith.

Chicago 0 0 0 - 0

Colorado 3 2 2 - 7

First period-1, Colorado, Lemieux 4 (Forsberg, Kamensky), 2:53 (pp). 2, Colorado, Keane 3 (Yelle, Ricci), 9:14. 3, Colorado, Kamensky 1 (Sakic, Forsberg), 16:49 (pp).

Second period-4, Colorado, Kamensky 2 (Sakic), 14:12 (pp). 5, Colorado, Klemm 1 (Forsberg), 16:44.

Third period-6, Colorado, Kamensky 3 (Ozolinsh, Foote), 8:01 (pp). 7, Colorado, Jones 3 (Sakic, A.Miller), 15:13 (pp).

Shots on goal-Chicago 6-11-8-25. Colorado 14-7-14-35.Power-play opp.-Chicago 0 of 7; Colorado 5 of 12.Goalies-Chicago, Hackett 2-3 (21 shots-16 saves), Terreri (0:00 third, 14-12). Colorado, Roy 3-2 (25-25).A-16,061 (16,061).

Coyotes 5, Ducks 2

Anaheim, Calif.

Former Anaheim center Bob Corkum again burned his ex-teammates, scoring a goal and setting up two others for Phoenix.

Phoenix 1 2 2 - 5

Anaheim 1 0 1 - 2

First period-1, Phoenix, Tkachuk 4 (Janney, Drake), 14:46. 2, Anaheim, Selanne 4 (Trebil, Kariya), 17:37.

Second period-3, Phoenix, Roenick 2 (Shannon, Corkum), 7:17. 4, Phoenix, Numminen 3 (Gartner, Corkum), 9:12.

Third period-5, Anaheim, Selanne 5 (Daigneault, Mironov), 6:52 (pp). 6, Phoenix, Corkum 2 (Roenick), 14:10. 7, Phoenix, Tkachuk 5 (Numminen), 19:39 (en).

Shots on goal-Phoenix 5-9-10-24. Anaheim 10-11-11-32.Power-play opp.-Phoenix 0 of 2; Anaheim 1 of 2.Goalies-Phoenix, Khabibulin 3-2 (32 shots-30 saves). Anaheim, Hebert 2-3 (23-19).A-17,174 (17,174).

Wordcount: 457
Tags: hockey

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