Dublin goes in front in series

All-star defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk helped his team by blocking 5 shots on Saturday, but he also hurt the Copenhagen Tridents by taking four penalties. His third trip to the box proved to be the most costly as Jaromir Jagr banged home a Nikita Nikitin rebound to give the Dublin Fighting Irish their third lead of the game, this time with only 3:39 to play in the contest. They were able to hold on to the lead and added an empty net goal to take a 2-1 lead in the conference finals round. Troy Brouwer of Copenhagen, who has had a great post season, tied the game in the third period with his 10th goal of the playoffs. The native of Vancouver, B.C. has 17 points in 15 playoff games. He scored 56 points in 82 regular season games for Copenhagen. Brouwer and linemates Dany Heatley and Derek Roy each ended with two points in the game, but so did Ryan Kesler and Phil Kessel of the Irish. Kesler also had more shots on goal than anyone else with 6. The game was your standard Roberto Luongo vs. Tim Thomas matchup with Thomas making 27 saves to earn the victory. Luongo was the busier of the two and was forced to make 36 saves. Dublin poured 20 shots on Luongo in the third period while giving up 8 Trident shots. The teams will remain in Ireland on Sunday and resume the series on Monday.


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