Devils Come Alive

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2002 Playoffs

Brian Rafalski scored two power-play goals and the New Jersey Devils soared to life with a 4-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bobby Holik and Brian Gionta each scored a goal and Patrik Elias had three assists for the Devils, who now trail the Canes 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

"We stayed alive today," said Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. "We have to even the series out. But it's going to be tough. They still have home-ice advantage.

Blues blank Blackhawks
Brent Johnson earned his second consecutive shutout as the St. Louis Blues shut out the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 to take a two games to one lead in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.

"That's as good defensively as we've played," St. Louis coach Joel Quenneville said. "We've shut them down the last couple of games. They've got so many weapons and you don't want to give them life."

Jamal Mayers, Scott Mellanby, Pavol Demitra and Scott Young scored and Keith Tkachuck had two assists for the Blues. Chicago's top three scorers during the regular season, Eric Daze, Alex Zhamnov and Tony Amonte remain scoreless in the series.

Bruins Even Series
Brian Rolston scored twice in the first 12 minutes but the Boston Bruins nearly wasted a 4-0 lead before beating the Montreal Canadiens 6-4 Sunday night, tying the playoff series at one game each.

The next two games in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal are scheduled for Montreal on Tuesday and Thursday. nights.

Red Wings Win On The Road
Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan each had a goal and an assist and Nicklas Lidstrom scored the winning goal from center ice as the Detroit Red Wings ended their nine-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

"You just have to keep going and get one win and hopefully we'll get some momentum," Detroit forward Kris Draper said. "We knew right from the hop this was going to be a series, and it is."

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