Blues Rout Red Wings

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2002 Playoffs

Keith Tkachuk had his first playoff hat trick as the St. Louis Blues beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 to cut their second-round series deficit to 2-1.

"Hey, we just were getting too many quality scoring chances to not cash in at some point," said Scott Mellanby. "But Thursday's going to be that much harder. They've got a lot of great players and Hasek's going to bounce back."

Detroit pulled Dominik Hasek in the third period after he had surrendered five goals on 16 shots.

"They were scoring goals, that was the difference," Hasek said. "A lot of their shots went in. What can I say?"

Habs Win In OT
Donald Audette scored 2:26 into the first overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

"We're up 2-1, but I think any of the games could have gone either way," Koivu said. "We know what they can do. They're a strong team, so we can't be overconfident."

It was Carolina's first overtime loss after two wins against New Jersey in the first round.

"You gear yourself up for a seven-game series, and we expect it to be a hard-fought battle," Carolina captain Ron Francis said. "We still feel capable of winning. We had a lot of chances. We just have to find a way to bury one."

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