Leafs In 2OT Heaven

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2003 Playoffs

Tomas Kaberle scored his second goal of the game 7:20 into double overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers and a two games to one lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

"Philadelphia dominated us in the first and second games both with shots and the physical game, but tonight we did a lot better job," said Toronto's Mats Sundin.

Robert Reichel and Alexander Mogilny also scored for the Leafs. Mogilny didn't return after he had to be helped off the ice after the stick of Philadelphia's Jeremy Roenick hit his chin at 4:33 of the second overtime.

"I can justify that it's never fun to get a stick around your mouth," said Toronto's Mats Sundin, who took a puck to the face on April 3 and suffered extensive damage to his lip, teeth and gums. "It's better to hurt your leg or something. It's kind of where you live, so to say. You eat and everything there. I'm sure it's sore. Hopefully, it will be all right."

Red Wings In Deep Trouble
Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 36 shots and Samuel Pahlsson and Stanislav Chistov scored as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Monday night to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference series.

"Everybody in front of me has been playing very well, especially my six defensemen," Giguere said. "I see every shot out there and they make sure they take the rebound away."

Only two teams in the history of the NHL have come back to win series when down 3-0.

Anaheim hosts Game Four on Wednesday, when it has a chance to advance to the second round of the playoffs for just the second time in its 10-year history.

Roy Stops Wild
Patrick Roy stopped all 18 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild, 3-0, Monday night to take a two games to one lead in their first-round playoff series.

"Obviously we had to weather the storm early and be ready to play," said Avalanche coach Tony Granato. "This is a phenomenal hockey town, and we knew they'd come out extremely enthused."

Peter Forsberg had a goal and an assist, and Joe Sakic and Alex Tanguay each scored for Colorado.

We didn't do anything fancy," Granato said. "We didn't get caught up in all the excitement. We just used the energy and enthusiasm in the building the right way."

Blues Roll On

Doug Weight had two goals and an assist and the St. Louis Blues cruised to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks and a two games to none lead in the series.

"We're very hungry for what we're after," Weight said. "Everyone tries to lift their game at this time of the year."

Sens Edge Isles
Todd White tipped in his second goal of the game 2:25 into the second overtime Monday night to give Ottawa a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders and a two games to one series lead for the top-seeded Senators.

"Overtime is fickle, all it takes is one chance," White said.

Game 4 is Wednesday night on Long Island, and the series returns to Ottawa for Game 5 on Thursday.

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