Luongo Leads Canucks To OT Win Over Ducks
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.”