Red Wings Hold On To WinArchived from 2001-02 season.
The Detroit Red Wings took a three goal lead into the final period and held on to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Dominik Hasek made 35 saves following up the shutout in series opener with a strong outing.
"It's always easier to play with the lead and it happened in both games," Hasek said.
"He was superb," Detroit coach Scotty Bowman said of Hasek. "He didn't have any chance on the goals. In the first two periods, he made many, many saves."
Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille scored for the Red Wings.
It was the most goals San Jose allowed in a road playoff game and one short of franchise record for any playoff game.
"I'm dissatisfied," said San Jose coach Darryl Sutter. "I hope we are not satisfied with coming away with a split. Every game it starts over. If there is any of that in our locker room, then our team's in big trouble."
Leafs Prevail In 3 OT
"We have to build on it," Toronto coach Pat Quinn said. "We didn't like our first game very much. Tonight we were a little better, but not as good as we'd like to be or need to be."
The Eastern Conference semifinal series is tied at 1-1. Game 3 is on Monday night in Ottawa.
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