Whale Of A Comeback

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2002 Playoffs

After two periods the Carolina Hurricanes were down by three goals, and then they scored four unanswered goals to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime.

"You go through the year, every time our backs have been against the wall, we've always found a way to win," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said. "If you asked our room, they truly believed they could do it."

Niclas Wallin scored on a slap shot through a screen 3:14 into overtime to give the Hurricanes the victory and even the second-round series 2-2.

"Every period, the mindset is the same," said rookie Erik Cole, who tied the game with just 40.8 seconds left in regulation. "It's been a long time coming. We don't change. The guys keep things on a pretty even keel. We keep our emotions in check."

Red Wings One Win Away
Brendan Shanahan, Jiri Fischer, Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman scored as the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

If things weren't already bleak enough for the Blues, defenseman and captain Chris Pronger sustained a torn right knee ligament midway through the first period and is out for the rest of the season.

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