Predators Even Series

Apr 13, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Tomas Vokoun stopped all 41 shots and the Nashville Predators beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 to even the Western Conference quarterfinals yow games apiece.

"It's great. I was happy, ... and you want to stay down to earth," Vokoun said. "It's 2-2, and I wish that was a 40 (save) shutout in Game 7 and we won and you could enjoy it more. I'm going to enjoy it. It's great. There's not much better you can do."

Steve Sullivan, Vladimir Orszagh and Greg Johnson each scored and Dan Hamhuis had two assists for the Predators.

"We just have to find a way to win a hockey game. The good thing is we're going back to the Joe for Game 5. We've been here before. It's not the way we would have wanted it to go, but it's the way it's gone. We've got a series," Detroit forward Darren McCarty said.

Bruins Win In 2OT

Glen Murray capitalized on a turnover by Alexei Kovalev and scored on a breakaway in 2OT giving the Boston Bruins a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens for a three games to one lead in their first-round series.

"The puck was just laying there for me," Murray said.

Kovalev was shaking his hand after appearing to be slashed on the glove and then collided with teammate Sheldon Souray. "I think that when the referees don't call a penalty on a play, you can't stop playing," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. "They decided not to call it and then they collided. Murray got the breakaway and he doesn't miss many of those. It's a crappy way to lose a game"

The Bruins can finsh the series in Game Five on Thursday in Boston.

Sharks One Win Away
Scott Thornton and Alex Korolyuk each scored twice to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

"The guy who was our best player last night, Alexander Korolyuk, had another outstanding game," coach Ron Wilson said. "It's just kind of a message to the rest of the team that if you do the little things well and play like a warrior, you'll end up on top."

The Sharks now have a commanding three games to one lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals. The Blues have rallied from a 3-1 series deficit only twice in 12 tries in franchise history.

Flames Pull Even
Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his first career playoff shutout and Chris Clark set up a shorthanded goal and scored on the power play as the Calgary Flames evened their Western Conference quarterfinal series at two wins apiece with a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Stephane Yelle, Shean Donovan and Jarome Iginla also scored for the Flames.

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