Jeremy Roenick returned to the lineup with a vengeance to lead the San Jose Sharks to a Game 7 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Roenick scored twice and added a pair of assists to lead the Sharks to a 5-3 win to wrap up a 4-3 series victory.
“We have bigger and better things to take care of right now,” Roenick told CBC about advancing to face the Dallas Stars in the next round.
Roenick also credited the Flames for putting up an “unbelievable fight” in the series.
“They made it really tough for us,” he said. “Hopefully we can keep going because of the games they gave us.”
Joe Thornton, Devin Setoguchi and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, while Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves.
Jarome Iginla, Owen Nolan and Wayne Primeau countered for the Flames, who had a 2-1 lead in the second period before the Sharks reeled off four goals in a span of 8:49.
Kiprusoff stopped 26 shots before being replaced in net in the second period by Curtis Joseph who made 10 saves.
Flyers 3 Capitals 2 — Joffrey Lupul’s first goal of the playoffs came at the 6:06 mark of overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers the series win with a 3-2 victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final.
Scottie Upshall and Sami Kapanen each scored in regulation for the Flyers, who advance to the semifinals where they will face the Montreal Canadiens.
Martin Biron was stellar again in net as he stopped 39 shots in the win for Philadelphia.
Alexander Ovechkin finished with a goal and an assist and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals. Huet made 31 saves in the loss.
With files from Metro News Services
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