Stars Win Game 6 - and Series - in 4 OTs

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 7:50 AM CDT
San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, of Kazakhstan, watches the puck during the second period of Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal playoff hockey series against the Dallas Stars last night.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – The Dallas Stars have finally made it back to the Western Conference finals. It took the eighth longest game in NHL history to do it. Brenden Morrow scored a power play goal 9:03 into the fourth overtime as the Stars eliminated the pesky San Jose Sharks 2-1 in a game that ended early this morning - the longest in San Jose history.

The Stars are going to the conference finals for the first time since 2000, when they returned to the Stanley Cup finals the year after winning the franchise's only championship. They will face Detroit, which wrapped up its second-round sweep of Colorado on Thursday night. Marty Turco had a franchise-record 61 saves for the Stars. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 53 shots.