Washington at Buffalo (7:30 p.m. EDT). The Sabres avoided elimination in Game 5 at Washington and look to send the series to a seventh game.

STAR

Wednesday

Jamie Langenbrunner, Stars, scored the game-winning goal 46 seconds into overtime to give Dallas a 3-2 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

SHOT

Jamie Langenbrunner's 70-foot slap shot from beyond the blue line gave Dallas a 3-2 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night and kept the Stars alive in the Western Conference finals. Langenbrunner scored just 46 seconds into the extra session. The Red Wings return home for Game 6 of the series, still holding a 3-2 advantage.

STAYING ALIVE

Dallas' Guy Carbonneau scored the game-tying goal with 1:25 left in the third period Wednesday night in the Stars' 3-2 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings. The Stars avoided elimination with the win, but still trail the series 3-2.

SCRATCHED

Richard Matvichuk and Shawn Chambers, two of the Dallas Stars' top defensemen, missed the fifth game of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday because of injuries suffered last weekend in Detroit. The Stars avoided elimination with a 3-2 overtime win, but still trail the series 3-2.

SPEAKING

``I was definitely surprised it went in. I was just trying to get a shot on net. I just crossed the red line and shot. It hit off the heel of Osgood's stick.'' _ Jamie Langenbrunner on his 70-foot slap shot from beyond the blue line that beat Chris Osgood and gave the Dallas Stars a 3-2 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.