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Maple Leafs bounce back

Maple Leafs wing Joffrey Lupul gets one of his two second-period goals in a 4-2 win over the Bruins.

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Maple Leafs wing Joffrey Lupul gets one of his two second-period goals in a 4-2 win over the Bruins.

BOSTON — Joffrey Lupul scored two goals and the Maple Leafs got a 4-2 win over the Bruins on Saturday that evened their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at one game each.

The Maple Leafs played aggressively from the start after a weak performance in a 4-1 Game 1 loss in which the Bruins were much more physical. In Game 2, Toronto delivered 22 hits in the first period to 10 for Boston.

Nathan Horton gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 1:56 of the second period, but Lupul scored at 5:18 on a power play and at 11:56 with the teams at even strength.

Phil Kessel made it 3-1 on a breakaway 53 seconds into the third period. That was Kessel's first even-strength goal in 24 games against the team that traded him to Toronto in September 2009 in exchange for a 2010 first-round draft pick, a 2010 second-round pick and a 2011 first-round pick.

Johnny Boychuk cut the lead at 10:35 before James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto at 16:53.

Ducks shut out Wings: Nick Bonino scored for visiting Anaheim on a second-period power play 18 seconds after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman, and the Ducks went on to a 4-0 victory to take a 2-1 lead in their West series. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman square in the side of the head with his left shoulder. He was given a charging major and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second.

Capitals top Rangers in OT: The NHL's black and white delay of game rule found a gray area late in regulation, then tipped the balance of the game twice in overtime. The host Capitals won on a Mike Green power-play goal, topping the Rangers 1-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Rangers nearly had a power play in the final minute of regulation when Washington's Karl Alzner swiped at the puck and put it over the glass. The delay of game rule sends a player to the box when he "shoots or bats" the puck "directly" over the glass while in his defensive zone. Officials conferred and decided not to make the call. Alzner said it was because they decided he had tipped the puck. In OT, New York got a power play 1:51 in after Steve Oleksy was whistled for the miscue. It failed to get a shot on goal. Then 7:09 in, Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh was called for the penalty. "It comes down to they score on their power play and we don't," Rangers captain Ryan Callahan said.

Late Friday: Patrick Marleau scored in the final minute of regulation and Raffi Torres scored at 5:31 of overtime, giving the Sharks a 3-2 victory over the host Canucks and a 2-0 lead in the West series.

Canadiens-Sens: Ottawa coach Paul MacLean seemed puzzled the Canadiens would be upset with his response to a nasty hit the Senators' Eric Gryba put on Montreal's Lars Eller in Game 1 of their East series last week.

The hit resulted in Eller being take off the ice on a stretcher and hospitalized for a concussion and missing teeth, and Gryba being suspended for two games. MacLean had said the hit was the fault of Eller and the teammate who passed to him, Raphael Diaz.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said MacLean insulted Eller, and wing Brandon Prust said of MacLean, "I don't care what that bug-eyed, fat walrus has to say."

"If I hurt (Therrien's) feelings, oh my gosh, I apologize for that," MacLean said. As for Prust, "Well … 'bug-eyed,' I've never been called that before. That's a new one. 'Walrus?' That's too easy. But I'll tell you one thing: I'm not fat. I might be husky, but I'm not fat. So I took offense to that."

Game 3 is tonight in Ottawa.

Maple Leafs 0 2 2 4
at Bruins 0 1 1 2

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesPhaneuf, Tor (roughing), 18:48; Marchand, Bos (tripping), 18:57.

Second Period1, Boston, Horton 2 (Lucic, Krejci), 1:56. 2, Toronto, Lupul 1 (Gardiner, Gunnarsson), 5:18 (pp). 3, Toronto, Lupul 2 (Frattin, Phaneuf), 11:56. PenaltiesChara, Bos (tripping), 3:20; Peverley, Bos (delay of game), 7:23.

Third Period4, Toronto, Kessel 1 (Kadri, R.Hamilton), :53. 5, Boston, Boychuk 2 (Chara, Marchand), 10:35. 6, Toronto, van Riemsdyk 2 (Grabovski, Kulemin), 16:53. PenaltiesChara, Bos (interference), 6:21; Fraser, Tor, major (fighting), 19:59; Thornton, Bos, major (fighting), 19:59. Shots on GoalToronto 12-14-6—32. Boston 10-18-13—41. Power-play opportunitiesToronto 1 of 4; Boston 0 of 1. GoaliesToronto, Reimer 1-1-0 (41 shots-39 saves). Boston, Rask 1-1-0 (32-28).

Ducks 0 1 3 4
at Red Wings 0 0 0 0

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesBonino, Ana (roughing), 8:27; Samuelsson, Det (interference), 8:27; Koivu, Ana (high-sticking), 9:07; Beauchemin, Ana (delay of game), 10:24; Selanne, Ana (tripping), 13:51; Eaves, Det (hooking), 16:40; Andersson, Det (hooking), 18:03.

Second Period1, Anaheim, Bonino 2 (Perry, Getzlaf), 15:29 (pp). PenaltiesGetzlaf, Ana (tripping), 12:01; Abdelkader, Det, served by Brunner, major-game misconduct (charging), 15:11.

Third Period2, Anaheim, Getzlaf 2, 6:33 (sh). 3, Anaheim, Etem 1 (Selanne), 8:04. 4, Anaheim, Beleskey 1 (Koivu, Ryan), 13:34 (pp). PenaltiesSbisa, Ana (interference), 4:34; Brunner, Det (holding), 10:58; Howard, Det, served by Eaves (roughing), 11:59; Palmieri, Ana (tripping), 19:32. Shots on GoalAnaheim 13-9-7—29. Detroit 7-9-7—23. Power-play opportunitiesAnaheim 2 of 6; Detroit 0 of 6. GoaliesAnaheim, Hiller 2-1-0 (23 shots-23 saves). Detroit, Howard 1-2-0 (29-25).

at Capitals 0 0 0 1 1
Rangers 0 0 0 0 0

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesBrouwer, Was (interference), 5:19; Dorsett, NYR (high-sticking), 15:58; Zuccarello, NYR (roughing), 19:10; Green, Was (roughing), 19:10.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesDorsett, NYR (diving), 5:28; Ward, Was (interference), 5:28.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesBrouwer, Was (slashing), 16:16. First Overtime1, Washington, Green 1 (Ribeiro, Ovechkin), 8:00 (pp). PenaltiesOleksy, Was (delay of game), 1:51; McDonagh, NYR (delay of game), 7:09. Shots on GoalN.Y. Rangers 7-12-5-0—24. Washington 12-13-5-8—38. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Rangers 0 of 3; Washington 1 of 2. GoaliesN.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 0-2-0 (38 shots-37 saves). Washington, Holtby 2-0-0 (24-24).

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