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by Alanah McGinley on 05/05/08 at 04:35 AM ET
...and it ‘only’ took 129 minutes and 3 seconds, the 8th longest game in Stanley Cup Playoffs history (so sayeth TSN).
From Richard Durrett at the Dallas News blog:
The half asleep AAC is now fully awake. Stars headed to the Western Conference Finals.
Wow. What a game. Third longest game in Stars playoff history.
Quite fitting that captain Brenden Morrow got it. He’s been leading this team during the playoffs. He got it on the PP. Marty Turco was sensational. So was Evgeni Nabokov.
The Dallas/Detroit series opens Thursday and the Pittsburgh/Philadelphia series opens Friday. [Complete schedule here]
Update 3:08am ET: More from the AP via the Dallas Morning News here. Game highlights on video below, plus a few more notes.
Update 3:32am ET: A few more notes from the Dallas Stars after the game—
- Tonight’s game officially lasted 5 hours and 14 minutes, beginning at 8:10 pm and ending at 1:24 am. (CST)
- Marty Turco made a franchise-record 61 saves in the game tonight, stopping 61-of-62 shots.
- Dallas had 55 shots on goal. The franchise record is 76 at Vancouver in Game One of their first round series against the Canucks last year.
- The 62 shots against is a Stars opponent record for shots in a playoff game. (was 56 by Vancouver last season).
- Dallas has won four of its last five overtime games in the playoffs. Brenden Morrow has scored the game-winner in three of them (Mattias Norstrom had the other).
- The attendance for Sunday’s game was 18,532, Dallas’ 26th sellout of the season and 12th consecutive sellout (including the last six regular season games). The club has also sold-out 17 of the past 18 home dates.
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