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Who Else Is Still Sleepy...

After staying up to watch last night's instant classic between the Canucks and Stars?

I'll admit, I remember looking at the clock at 2:08 a.m. And that's the last thing I remember. So, yes, I missed the finish, which I'm told came at 3:32 a.m. in the East.

Canucks 5, Stars 4 on a goal by Henrik Sedin at 18:06 of the fourth overtime. It was the sixth longest game in NHL history, lasting 5:21.

You wonder what kind of affect this will have on the rest of the series. Can the Stars bounce back from such a crushing defeat? Will either team have any energy for Game 2 tomorrow? Will I?

Here are some eye-popping stats from the game:

*Stars defenseman Sergei Zubov led all players in ice time, logging 55:08.

*Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 72 of an NHL-record 76 shots, the most since the League started
recording the statistic in 1956. And he did it in his playoff debut!

*Nine Stars players recorded five shots or more. Captain Brenden Morrow led the way with a team-high eight, followed by Mike Modano, Stu Barnes and Darryl Sydor, who had seven each.

*The game featured 132 shots total (the Canucks had 56).

All I can say is wow -- and I wish I had stayed up a little longer.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 12, 2007; 12:53 PM ET
 
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