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  •   Nieuwendyk Sinks Oilers in Triple Overtime

    Dallas Logo Associated Press
    Wednesday, April 28, 1999; 3:12 a.m. EDT

    EDMONTON, Alberta – Joe Nieuwendyk scored with 2:26 left in the third overtime as the Dallas Stars completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Edmonton Oilers with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

    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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