Luongo Leads Canucks To OT Win Over Ducks

The Washington Post Sunday - - Sports -

ANA­HEIM, Calif. — Goalie Roberto Luongo kept the Van­cou­ver Canucks in the game. Jeff Cowan fin­ished it for them.

Luongo made 43 saves — 19 on power plays — and Cowan scored 7 min­utes 49 sec­onds into the sec­ond over­time to lift Van­cou­ver, 2-1.

The win evened the West­ern Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals se­ries at one game apiece. Cowan scored from a sharp an­gle with a shot that found a crack of day­light be­tween goalie Jean-Se­bastien Giguere’s right skate and the post af­ter Ana­heim’s Rob Nie­der­mayer lost the puck be­hind the net to Van­cou­ver cen­ter Trevor Lin­den.

“Trevor’s a clutch player, and he’s proved it again and again in th­ese sit­u­a­tions,” Cowan said. “It’s ex­cit­ing to be on the ice with him at that time of the game. He got the puck to me at the right time and I just got it away quick.

“For a sec­ond, I thought it was in, and then I was like, ‘Aw, maybe it’s not,’ and then all of a sud­den I got bear-hugged from be­hind. It was very ex­cit­ing.”

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