Reigning Representatives, 4th-seeded ’02-’03 Stars Begin Repeat Attempt w/ Sweep of 5th-seeded ’00-’01 Stars

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Brenden Morrow’s big double-overtime winner in Game 3 gave the reigning representatives the chance for the sweep. (via posters.ws)

The reigning representatives were the better team by far in this sweep. The 4th-seeded ’02-’03 Stars had a considerable advantage in many of the statistics. They took Game 1 by a score of 3-1 as Jere Lehtinen‘s goal and an assist made him the only player with more than one point. Then, the reigning reps won 4-1 in Game 2 where Robert DiMaio was the only player with more than one point (2A). In the first two games of the series, goalie Marty Turco stopped 54 of 56 shots against for the ’02-’03 Stars. The 5th-seeded ’00-’01 Stars finally showed some life in Game 3 as two first period goals led them to a 2-0 lead at the start of the second period. The ’02-’03 Stars got one back in the second to cut the lead to 2-1 by the start of the third. Pierre Turgeon scored with exactly eight minutes and 40 seconds left to tie the game for the reigning reps. Then, less than three minutes later, Mike Modano netted a PP marker to give the ’02-’03 Stars their first lead of the game. In the final minute of regulation, the ’00-’01 Stars pulled goalie Ed Belfour for the extra attacker and it worked as Brett Hull scored his second of the game with just 41 seconds left in regulation. The game went into a second overtime where Brenden Morrow ended the game a little over eight minutes into the period to give the ’02-’03 Stars a 3-0 series lead. They completed the sweep with a 4-1 win in Game 4 as Modano and Lehtinen both registered a goal and an assist in the series-deciding game.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Stars 0 1 0 1
’02-’03 Stars 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 DAL – 3   ’00-’01 DAL – 1   (1-0   ’02-’03 DAL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Jere Lehtinen (’02-’03 DAL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: G – Ed Belfour (’00-’01 DAL) – L   3.00 GAA   .939 SV% (46 SV’s)

3rd Star: G – Marty Turco (’02-’03 DAL) – W   1.00 GAA   .966 SV% (28 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Stars 0 0 1 1
’02-’03 Stars 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 DAL – 4   ’00-’01 DAL – 1   (2-0   ’02-’03 DAL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brenden Morrow (’02-’03 DAL) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +3   2 S

2nd Star: RW – Robert DiMaio (’02-’03 DAL) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   0 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: G – Marty Turco (’02-’03 DAL) – W   1.00 GAA   .963 SV% (26 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’02-’03 Stars 0 1 2 1 4
’00-’01 Stars 2 0 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 DAL – 4   ’00-’01 DAL – 3   (2OT)   (3-0   ’02-’03 DAL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brenden Morrow (’02-’03 DAL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   8 S

2nd Star: G – Ed Belfour (’00-’01 DAL) – OTL   4.00 GAA   .932 SV% (55 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Mike Modano (’02-’03 DAL) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   10 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Stars 1 1 2 4
’00-’01 Stars 1 0 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 DAL – 4   ’00-’01 DAL – 1   (4-0   ’02-’03 DAL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mike Modano (’02-’03 DAL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   3 S

2nd Star: RW – Jere Lehtinen (’02-’03 DAL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   3 S

3rd Star: D – Sergei Zubov (’02-’03 DAL) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   1 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’99-’00 Stars and the ’96-’97 Stars!

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