SO Win Brings Avs Into Reach of Playoffs

Maple Leafs out shoot Panthers in extra time, 'Hawks blank Coyotes
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2008 5:00 AM CST
Phoenix Coyotes winger Daniel Carcillo (13) and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Patrick Lalime eye the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Brian...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two shootout goals left Colorado with another extra-time win in a 3-1-1 road trip, this time 3-2 in Vancouver. The Avalanche forced overtime with a Joe Sakic goal with 15 seconds to go, and Sakic and Marek Svatos got past Roberto Luongo in the shootout, the Rocky Mountain News reports. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Florida had a 3-2 lead with 70 seconds left in regulation, but Toronto's Mats Sundin powered one in to tie the game and force a shootout that would give the Maple Leafs the game, 4-3.
  • Chicago's backup goalie Patrick Lalime recorded 32 saves for his first shutout this season, giving the Blackhawks a much-needed 1-0 victory over Phoenix.