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Emery records second playoff shutout as Senators lead Devils 2-0

Emery records second playoff shutout as Senators lead Devils 2-0

Ray Emery stopped 25 shots for his second playoff shutout and Tom Preissing scored 4:46 into the third period, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 2-0 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of their playoff series Monday night.
Emery, who clinched Ottawa's first round win with a shutout over Pittsburgh, outdueled Martin Brodeur as the Senators took a 2-1 lead in the second-round series.
Preissing beat Brodeur with a high shot from a tight angle in front of the right boards for the game's first goal. Jason Spezza scored into an empty net at 19:04.
Brodeur, who stopped 43 shots to record his 94th playoff win Sunday, made 32 saves.
Game 4 is here Wednesday.
The Senators ended five-game point streaks by both Brian Gionta, who had also scored in five straight games, and playoffs scoring leader Scott Gomez.
Sharks 2, Red Wings 1
At San Jose, California, Jonathan Cheechoo scored a power-play goal with 6:21 to play, and the Sharks came from behind. Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves in another standout effort for the Sharks, who took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with yet another tight, well-played game between tested playoff foes. Ryane Clowe scored the tying goal and added an assist, while Joe Thornton played another dominant game.
But the winner went to Cheechoo, who was injured by a knee-on-knee hit in San Jose's first playoff game against Nashville. He hadn't scored a goal in the postseason until finding the net early in Game 2 against Detroit.
He's playing through pain on every shift _ but last season's NHL goal-scoring champion still has his touch.
After Thornton's relentless pressure forced a Detroit penalty, the Sharks finally got a break when Kyle McLaren's slap shot rebounded directly to Cheechoo, who held the puck before he flipped it past a sprawled Dominik Hasek.
Captain Nicklas Lidstrom scored a power-play goal and Hasek stopped 25 shots for the top-seeded Red Wings, who controlled the first 30 minutes at the hostile Shark Tank after splitting the series' first two games at home.


Updated : 2021-04-21 17:08 GMT+08:00