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Dallas shuts out Canucks to force deciding Game 7


Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo dives backwards to block a shot by Dallas Stars center Steve Ott in the second period of their NHL first-round playoff game in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday. Dallas won 2-0.


Mike Modano finally scored and Marty Turco had another shutout, lifting the Dallas Stars to a 2-0 victory on Saturday and sending their series against the Canucks back to Vancouver for a deciding Game 7.

Turco stopped 21 shots in his third career playoff shutout -- all in this first-round Western Conference series.

For the first time in their history, the Stars have bounced back from a 3-1 series deficit to force a Game 7, which will be played tonight.

Roberto Luongo stopped 28 of 30 shots for Vancouver.

Red Wings 5, Flames 1

At Detroit, Daniel Cleary converted the first successful penalty shot ever in Detroit during the playoffs and Henrik Zetterberg had two goals to help Detroit take 3-2 series lead.

With a few minutes left in the game, Calgary backup goaltender Jamie McLennan slashed Johan Franzen's midsection, which could lead to a sanction.

Cleary, Zetterberg and Chris Chelios scored in the second period and Zetterberg added another goal early in the third to give Detroit a 4-0 lead.

Calgary's Andrei Zyuzin deflected a shot past Dominik Hasek, who stopped 23 shots, midway through the final period.

Pavel Datsyuk put Detroit ahead 5-1 with 4:18 left to play.

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