Stanley Cup playoffs

April 10, 1991

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Devils, Sabres, Whalers win to even series at 2

Claude Lemieux and Peter Stastny scored in a 53-second span and goalie Chris Terreri held off a third-period Pittsburgh onslaught last night, as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Penguins, 4-1, evening the Patrick Division semifinal series at two games apiece.

The fifth game of the best-of-seven series will be played tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins still have the home-ice advantage.

New Jersey dominated the opening two periods, built a 2-0 lead and then relied on Terreri to carry it through most of the final period when Penguins fired shot after shot at him.

Mario Lemieux got Pittsburgh within 2-1 at 4 minutes, 41 seconds of the third period, beating Terreri with a shot from the top of the left faceoff circle with New Jersey playing two men short.

The major part of the short-handed situation resulted when Viacheslav Fetisov was hit with a five-minute major for sticking Paul Coffey in the eye. The Penguins defenseman did not return after the injury.

Mario Lemieux's goal came on the Fetisov penalty. Over that period, Terreri made outstanding stops on Ron Francis, Mark Recchi, Jaromir Jagr and Joe Mullen to keep New Jersey ahead as Pittsburgh had 15 of the first 20 shots in the period.

Terreri finished with 28 saves, including 15 in the final period.

Pittsburgh 0 ... 0 ... 1 -- 1

New Jersey 2 ... 0 ... 2 -- 4

First period--1, New Jersey, C.Lemieux 1 (Ciger, Muller), 6:45. 2, New Jersey, Stastny 3 (Anderson, Madill), 7:38.

Second period--None.

Third period--3, Pittsburgh, M.Lemieux 2 (Young, Stevens), 4:41 (pp). 4, New Jersey, MacLean 3 (Shanahan, Morris), 16:42. 5, New Jersey, C.Lemieux 2 (Brown, Kasatonov), 18:43 (pp).

Shots on goal--Pittsburgh 3-10-16--29. New Jersey 15-9-10--34. Power-play opportunities--Pittsburgh 1 of 7; New Jersey 1 of 7. Goalies--Pittsburgh, Barrasso, 2-2 (34 shots-30 saves). New Jersey, Terreri, 2-2 (29-28). A--16,552.

Sabres 6, Canadiens 4

BUFFALO, N.Y.

Buffalo won the deflection derby, getting goals from six players to beat Montreal and even their Adams Division semifinal series at 2.

The Sabres got more of the fortunate bounces in a game in which six goals were scored on accidental deflections off opposition skates and sticks. Dale Hawerchuk, Pierre Turgeon, Benoit Hogue, Tony Tanti, Rob Ray and Dave Andreychuk scored for the Sabres, who won both games at home.

Montreal 2 ... 2 ... 0 -- 4

Buffalo 3 ... 2 ... 1 -- 6

First period--1, Montreal, Desjardins 1 (Carbonneau), 5:23 (pp). 2, Montreal, Richer 3, 5:31. 3, Buffalo, Hogue 3, 5:59. 4, Buffalo, Andreychuk 1 (Ruuttu), 8:01. 5, Buffalo, Turgeon 1 (Mogilny, Ledyard), 12:30.

Second period--6, Buffalo, Tanti 2 (Hawerchuk, Haller), ;16 (pp). 7, Buffalo, Ray 1 (Turgeon, Mogilny), 1:44; 8, Montreal, Corson 2 (Richer, Dufresne), 4:10; 9, Montreal, Richer 4 (Corson, Skrudland), 14:40.

Third period--10, Buffalo, Hawerchuk 2 (Andreychuk, Ledyard), 6:18 (pp).

Shots on goal--Montreal 10-20-13--43. Buffalo 17-15-5--37. Power-play opportunities--Montreal 1 of 4; Buffalo 1 of 8. Goalies--Montreal, Roy (7 shots-4 saves), Racicot, 0-1 (12:30 first, 12-10) Roy (2:13 second 18-17). Buffalo, Malarchuk, 2-0 (43-39). A--14,076.

Whalers 4, Bruins 3

HARTFORD, Conn.

Mark Hunter had two goals, as Hartford did all its scoring in the first 15:55, then held on for a victory over Boston to even their Adams Division semifinal series at 2.

Boston 2 ... 0 ... 1 -- 3

Hartford 4 ... 0 ... 0 -- 4

First period--1, Hartford, Cullen 2 (Sidorkiewicz), 2:40. 2, Hartford, Hunter 3 (Zalapski, Cullen), 3:39 (pp). 3, Hartford, Hunter 4 (Cote, Cullen), 12:15 (pp). 4, Boston, Christian 2 (Poulin, Quintal), 15:30. 5, Hartford, Zalapski 1 (Yake, Krygier), 15:55. 6, Boston, Skriko 3 (Bourque, Wesley), 16:57 (pp).

Second period--None.

Third period--7, Boston, Hodge 1 (Neely, Skriko), 14:28.

Shots on goal--Boston 13-10-12--35. Hartford 15-11-8--34. Power-play opportunities--Boston 1 of 4; Hartford 2 of 3. Goalies--Boston, Moog, 2-2 (34 shots-30 saves). Hartford, Sidorkiewicz, 2-2 (35-32). A--14,198.

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