Senators Win In OT

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2003 Playoffs

Wade Redden scored at 6:43 into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers and a two games to one lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Redden scored from near the left circle on a shot that somehow slipped through several players giving the Flyers' goalie Roman Cechmanek no chance to make a save.

"It's not always a pretty play that does it," Redden said. "In overtime, you want to put everything at the net. He made some great saves."

"It went through four or five players, including their guy," Philadelphia coach Ken Hitchcock said. "A seeing-eye dog. Unbelievable. It went under an arm, between a stick and a body and in on the short side."

The Flyers had a 2-1 lead until Marian Hossa tied the game in the third period. Ottawa had been 0-22 in playoff games when trailing after 40 minutes.

"We can't afford to come back more against this team because they don't give you too many opportunities," said Hossa.

The Senators power play, which was second overall in the regular season, was perfect 2-for-2.

"I talked with the team about how specialty teams and goaltending is often key in the playoffs," Ottawa coach Jacques Martin said. "I saw how in Game Two, that it was what probably lost us the game. We had some opportunities that we didn't create on and weren't effective with. The power play had been our bread and butter all year. Tonight, it was a factor."

Canucks Edge Wild
Brendan Morrison, Ed Jovanovski and Daniel Sedin each scored power play goals to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks now lead the second-round series two games to one.

"Our defense really picked it up, Canucks coach Marc Crawford said. "It was a tight-checking affair and there weren't a lot of shots on either side of the ice."

The bad blood from Game Two was surfaced right after the opening faceoff as Matt Johnson and Brad May dropped gloves.

"The fight really got the guys going," Morrison said.

The Wild had power-play goals by Filip Kuba and Marian Gaborik.

"It's disappointing," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said. "We felt we played very well. We felt we could've won."

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