Detroit's goal with a guy barely in the crease, if at all, didn't count. Dallas' goal with a guy clearly in the crease did count. Apparently, that's what it takes to slow the mighty Red Wings. Loui Ericksson's goal about 12 minutes after Detroit's was waved off, then third-period goals from Mike Modano and Brenden Morrow sent the Stars past the Red Wings 3-1.
"It was a pretty intense, desperate game from everyone on our side," said Dallas' Marty Turco, who made 34 saves and played his best game of the series. "We needed that to be successful. We'll have to continue like that just to have a chance." Added Morrow: "Doubt starts to creep in a little bit. We've got a couple of days here to let that sink in."