Nabokov lifts Sharks to huge win
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Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday in
"It's mission accomplished for the first game and now we have to go back to work on Sunday," said Damphousse.
"We knew we needed some solid goaltending,"
After Nabokov stopped shots by
Korolyuk raced out on a breakaway, made a move to his backhand and beat Kiprusoff to the glove side with 1:50 remaining.
"Everybody's kind of shoveled dirt on us," said Wilson. "We just had to -- at that point there's nothing to lose -- just go play. We're still in that boat."
Damphousse's sixth of the 2004 playoffs, and the 40th of his post-season career, gave San Jose a lead for the first time in the series.
"First goal," said
San Jose nearly took a two-goal lead with just over two minutes left in the second period, but Kiprusoff made a big save on a point-blank chance by
Nabokov stopped 10 shots in the second period and turned aside 14 in the third to complete his fourth career playoff shutout.
"Tonight, he was unbelievable, very calm in net," Damphousse added. "We gave him the goals that we needed to win."
The scoreless first period featured a couple of good chances for each team.
Just under four minutes into the game, Kiprusoff stopped a shot by
Iginla had a chance to give
San Jose is trying to rally from an 0-2 series deficit for the first time in franchise history.