Avs Force Game 7

Archived from 2000-01 season.

2001 Playoffs

Colorado vs. New Jersey

Patrick Roy stopped all 24 shots for his 19th career playoff shutout as the Colorado Avalanche routed the New Jersey Devils 4-0 to tie the Stanley Cup finals at 3-3.

"Patrick is giving us reasons to believe," Colorado coach Bob Hartley said. "That's the story of the game. We gave ourselves a chance tonight to get it to Game 7, and I don't know if a lot of people here tonight gave us a chance to do it."

The Devils started the game with a frenzy and had several good scoring chances in the first period, but Roy stopped everything.

"When the game is over and you can't pick a player who played well in a game as big as this, it's disappointing," Devils coach Larry Robinson said. "We do have the luxury of a Game 7, but we have to bring our work boots instead of our running shoes, because we did a lot of running around."

Game 7 will be the first in the finals since the New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in 1994 and only the fourth since 1967.

"I had a great feeling coming in," Ray Bourque said. "This was the biggest game of my career, and now Saturday is the biggest one. We got it to Game 7 and this will be the first time I've played for the cup. I'm really looking forward to that game."

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