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Dallas' Darryl Sydor celebrates a teammate's goal as Patrick Roy considers what he might have done differently. AP
Dallas survives late rally, heads to N.J. to defend title
At first, it looked like it was going to be easy for Dallas, but this was Game 7 against a Colorado team looking for revenge. Ed Belfour and company survived a late rally and a shot that hit the post with eight seconds left to beat the Avs 3-2 Saturday night. The Stars knocked off the Avalanche for the second straight season in the Western Conference finals and will begin defense of the Stanley Cup title Tuesday night in New Jersey.
Line Analysis: Colorado | Dallas
Goalie Analysis: Patrick Roy | Ed Belfour
||Last second effort typified Avs' final series|
The Avs' season ended with a shot in the final seconds that hit the post and refused to cross the goal line.
||Game 6: Avs alive|
Ray Bourque's pass deflected off Chris Drury's knee to give the Avs a 2-1 win to even the series.
||Nieuwendyk's OT winner puts Stars up 3-2 on Avs|
Re-direct shot slips past Patrick Roy and give the Stars a 3-2 victory and a 3-2 series lead.
||Game 4: Hull of a game|
Brett Hull had two goals an an assist in leading the Stars to a 4-1 victory against the Avs
||Game 3: Roy stymies Stars|
The Avs' Patrick Roy stopped 21 shots to earn his 15th career playoff shutout in Colorado's 2-0 win.
||Game 2: Hey, Mo!|
Mike Modano scored twice and linemate Brett Hull had the other goal as Dallas won Game 2 3-2.
||Game 1: Roy is king|
Patrick Roy made 13 of his 24 saves in the third period of Colorado's 2-0 Game 1 victory.