6th-seeded ’01-’02 Coyotes Upset 3rd-seeded ’98-’99 Coyotes in Sweep as Burke Posts 2.00 GAA

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Goaltender Sean Burke of the ’01-’02 Coyotes (via sharkspage.com)

Two quick goals in the first and second periods led the 6th-seeded ’01-’02 Coyotes to a 2-1 win in Game 1. Daymond Langkow scored seven goals into the first and then Shane Doan scored three seconds into the second as Sean Burke stopped 50 of 51 shots against for the win. Then, in Game 2, the ’01-’02 Coyotes needed a goal from Michal Handzus late in the third to tie the game 3-3 and eventually force overtime. Langkow won the game in overtime for the ’01-’02 Coyotes just 40 seconds in to give them a 2-0 series lead. Burke stopped 38 of 39 in Game 3 to lead the ’01-’02 Coyotes to a 3-1 win. Defenseman Paul Mara led the charge offensively with a goal and an assist. The ’01-’02 Coyotes looked well on their way to sweep as they held a 3-1 lead late in the third. However, the 3rd-seeded ’98-’99 Coyotes scored two goals in the final four minutes to tie the game as Keith Tkachuk scored at the 16:55 mark and then Jeremy Roenick scored with 18 seconds left. The ’01-’02 Coyotes would complete the sweep though thanks to an overtime winner four and a half minutes in from Mike Johnson.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02  Coyotes 1 1 0 2
’98-’99 Coyotes 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 PHX – 2   ’98-’99 PHX – 1   (1-0   ’01-’02 PHX)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sean Burke (’01-’02 PHX) – W   1.00 GAA   .980 SV% (50 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Shane Doan (’01-’02 PHX) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: C – Daymond Langkow (’01-’02 PHX) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   3 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02  Coyotes 2 0 1 1 4
’98-’99 Coyotes 2 1 0 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 PHX – 4   ’98-’99 PHX – 3   (OT)   (2-0   ’01-’02 PHX)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sean Burke (’01-’02 PHX) – W   3.00 GAA   .939 SV% (46 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Michal Handzus (’01-’02 PHX) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   2 S

3rd Star: RW – Mike Johnson (’01-’02 PHX) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   2 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’98-’99  Coyotes 0 1 0 1
’01-’02 Coyotes 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 PHX – 3   ’98-’99 PHX – 1   (3-0   ’01-’02 PHX)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sean Burke (’01-’02 PHX) – W   1.00 GAA   .974 SV% (38 SV’s)

2nd Star: D – Paul Mara (’01-’02 PHX) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   5 S

3rd Star: G – Nikolai Khabibulin (’98-’99 PHX) – L   3.00 GAA   .933 SV% (42 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’98-’99  Coyotes 0 0 3 0 3
’01-’02 Coyotes 0 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 PHX – 4   ’98-’99 PHX – 3   (OT)   (4-0   ’01-’02 PHX)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sean Burke (’01-’02 PHX) – W   3.00 GAA   .947 SV% (54 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Nikolai Khabibulin (’98-’99 PHX) – OTL   4.00 GAA   .927 SV% (51 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Mike Johnson (’01-’02 PHX) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   6 S

That wraps up the 1st Round! The Semifinal Round will take place tomorrow!

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