Nieuwendyk Sinks Oilers in Triple Overtime
Sergei Zubov shot from the point and the puck ticked off Nieuwendyk's right leg and past goaltender Tommy Salo, sending the top-ranked Stars into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The goal was the second of the night for Nieuwendyk in a tense playoff game that was the 12th longest in NHL history.
The Stars, who finished 36 points ahead of the Oilers during the regular season, outshot Edmonton 56-39 in the game, including 11-2 in the third overtime period.
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