Stars Avoid Sweep, Send West Finals Back to Detroit

Turco stops 34 shots as Dallas wins 3-1
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 11:27 PM CDT
Stars Avoid Sweep, Send West Finals Back to Detroit
Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary (11) is sandwiched between Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco (35) and Nicklas Grossman, of Sweden, as they vie for the puck during the second period in Game 4.   (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

Detroit's goal with a guy barely in the crease, if at all, didn't count. Dallas' goal with a guy clearly in the crease did count. Apparently, that's what it takes to slow the mighty Red Wings. Loui Ericksson's goal about 12 minutes after Detroit's was waved off, then third-period goals from Mike Modano and Brenden Morrow sent the Stars past the Red Wings 3-1.

"It was a pretty intense, desperate game from everyone on our side," said Dallas' Marty Turco, who made 34 saves and played his best game of the series. "We needed that to be successful. We'll have to continue like that just to have a chance." Added Morrow: "Doubt starts to creep in a little bit. We've got a couple of days here to let that sink in." (More hockey stories.)

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