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Wild, Wild West
Brett Hull
June 07, 1999
In a diary kept for SI, Brett Hull tells how defense, weird shots and Ricky Martin music (ugh!) played roles in Dallas's now up, now down conference finals against Colorado
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June 07, 1999

Wild, Wild West

In a diary kept for SI, Brett Hull tells how defense, weird shots and Ricky Martin music (ugh!) played roles in Dallas's now up, now down conference finals against Colorado

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Christ, that was unbelievable. Colorado beat us 7-5 in our building to go up three games to two. You're not going to win giving up seven goals. It's not as if they were scoring from center ice, so you can't blame Belfour. They only had 26 shots, but most of those were quality chances. We were just terrible defensively. None of us can remember the last time we gave up that many goals in a game.

I got a power-play goal about halfway through the third period to cut the Avalanche's lead to 5-4, and then Verbeek tied it on a wraparound a minute and a half later. The crowd went crazy—the fans were really into it. Then bang, we gave up another one to Drury two minutes later, his second of the game. I'll say one thing: You get five goals against Roy in a playoff game, you better come out with a victory.

The series isn't over. We're going back to Colorado for Game 6. We've beaten the Avalanche twice in a row already this series. We can't look back and feel sorry for ourselves. We just have to say, Hey, we've won millions of road games; let's just win one more. And if we get the series back to Dallas for Game 7, I don't think we'll make that same mistake twice.

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