Roy Stops Sharks
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Patrick Roy made 27 saves and Peter Forsberg scored as the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.
"I said before Game 6, if there is one player I'm not worried about for Game 7 it's Patrick," Colorado coach Bob Hartley said. "He's our energy, he's the reason that every game we feel that we have a chance to win. He came up large tonight."
Colorado will face the Detroit Red Wings in the conference finals in a matchup of the two top-seeded teams.
Roy extended his own league record with his 22nd career playoff shutout and tied a record with his 11th Game 7.
"I worked very hard in the first five games and if you work hard, sometimes good things happen," said Roy, who allowed 17 goals in the first five games. "I was a bit more focused and intense tonight, and it was good enough to win this game and the series."
The Sharks blew a 3-2 series lead and scored one goal in the last two games.
"This team deserves better than this. We had a great season," forward Teemu Selanne said. "I hope when we get a chance like this again, we remember how this loss felt."