Pacific Stars And Stripes, May 20, 1997, Page 30

Publication: Pacific Stars And Stripes May 20, 1997

Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, Tokyo, Japan30 PACIFIC STfS AND STRiks TO Wt MAY 20,1997 BYjOHNMOSSMAN The Dissociated Press DE&VER — The Detroit lied Wings outworked and out- played the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game, and this time they were refwarded, y Steve Y^er- man ana Dar- ren McCarty scored goals in the final four minutes, rallying the Wings to a 4-2 win Satur- day night and squaring the Western Conference finals 1-1. Detroit thor- oughly domi- nated the de- fending Stanley Cup champions, but had to rally from a 2-0 deficit. The RedWings, who outshot Colorado 3549 in the series opener J»iit lost 2-1, again enjoyed a I*%e advantage at 40-17. Still, the Wings trailed by two goals in the second period be- fore Igor Larionov got the first Detroit score. Sergei Fedorovtied it early in the third. Larionov's power-play goal deflected in off Colorado de- fenseman Adam Foote. "After that goal, luck started to £o our way," Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman said. "Itwas a fortunate play for us, and it seemed to spark our team." Yzerman scored his 44th ca- reer playoff goal, banking a shot off goalie Patrick Roy's pads from behind the net to break a 2-^ tie at 16:00. "I just tried to throw it out infront of him," Yzerman said. "Even if it doesn't go in, there's a chance that we might get a rebound." After defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom made a stick save to rob Colorado's Eric Lacroix ona shot at an unguarded net mo- ments later, McCartsTscored on a breakaway at 18:43. The "series shifts to Detroit for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Thursday. '° Yzerman's go-ahead goal, his fourth of the playoffs, came af- ter he shot from the left circle. The rebound came behind the net, where Yzerman squeezed a shot between Roy and the goalpost.The Avalanche had won their previous 11 home playoff games. The Associated Press Colorado Avalanche's Adam Foote (51) takes control of the puck as Detroit ied Wings' ©oug-irown 'gives' chase on Saturday. • *, .«| , 0 Continued jjrtm

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Publication: Pacific Stars And Stripes

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Issue Date: May 20, 1997