Canucks Beat Red Wings Again

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2002 Playoffs

There might be a major upset brewing as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 to take a two games to none series lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Todd Bertuzzi, Andrew Cassels, Scott Lachance, Markus Naslund and Matt Cooke scored for the Canucks, who will play host to Game 3 on Sunday night.

"We played the last 10 games of the year like we were in the playoffs because we couldn't afford to lose one game," said Vancouver goaltender Dan Cloutier. "We've just carried that over to the playoffs."

Cloutier's counterpart, Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek had another soft game, stopping only 15 shots.

"I don't want to talk about bounces," Hasek said. "I don't look for excuses. I didn't play well, no doubt. It doesn't feel good at all."

Hurricanes Win In OT
Bates Battaglia scored the game-winner 15:26 into overtime and rookie Erik Cole had his second goal in as many games as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 to go up two games to none in their best-of-seven first-round series.

"We are proud of the teamwork that has been presented in these games," said Carolina goaltender Arturs Irbe. "But both wins didn't come easy. We had an extra, seventh player on the ice, and that was our crowd. They've been exceptional."

The Hurricanes won their first back-to-back playoff games since 1987. Game 3 will be on Sunday as the series shifts to New Jersey.

"Two games down is not the best situation to be in but you can't hang your head," Devils center Bobby Holik said. "There's nothing we can do about the first two games now. It just comes down to scoring more goals."

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