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One goalie, big win: Flyers oust Sabres

Eastern Conference

Flyers 4, Sabres 3

Game 1: Sabres 1, Flyers 0

Game 2: Flyers 5, Sabres 4

Game 3: Flyers 4, Sabres 2

Game 4: Sabres 1, Flyers 0

Game 5: Sabres 4, Flyers 3 OT

Game 6: Flyers 5, Sabres 4 OT

Tuesday: Flyers 5, Sabres 2

Bruins 3, Canadiens 3

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Bruins 0

Game 2: Canadiens 3, Bruins 1

Game 3: Bruins 4, Canadiens 2

Game 4: Bruins 5, Canadiens 4 OT

Game 5: Bruins 2, Canadiens 1 2OT

Tuesday: Canadiens 2, Bruins 1

Tonight: at Boston, 7, Versus

Capitals 4, Rangers 1

Western Conference

Canucks 4, Blackhawks 3

Game 1: Canucks 2, Blackhawks 0

Game 2: Canucks 4, Blackhawks 3

Game 3: Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2

Game 4: Blackhawks 7, Canucks 2

Game 5: Blackhawks 5, Canucks 0

Game 6: Blackhawks 4, Canucks 3 OT

Tuesday: Canucks 2, Blackhawks 1 OT

Sharks 4, Kings 2

Game 1: Sharks 3, Kings 2 OT

Game 2: Kings 4, Sharks 0

Game 3: Sharks 6, Kings 5 OT

Game 4: Sharks 6, Kings 3

Game 5: Kings 3, Sharks 1

Game 6: Sharks 4, Kings 3 OT

Predators 4, Ducks 2

Red Wings 4, Coyotes 0

PHILADELPHIA — In a series that went the distance, Brian Boucher did the same in Game 7.

Backed by a burst of goals, Boucher gets another round to prove he's the goalie who can lead the Flyers to their first Stanley Cup since 1975.

Boucher stopped 26 shots and Philadelphia advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 5-2 win over the Sabres in the finale of their quarterfinal series Tuesday. "There's going to be days when things don't go your way," Boucher said. "But you have to play through it."

Boucher was the Game 1 backup and won Games 2 and 6 in relief. Sergei Bobrovsky started Games 1 and 2; Boucher got Games 3-5 and 7, and Michael Leighton Game 6. The Flyers became the first team in 23 years to win a postseason series in which it used three starting goalies, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

This time the Sabres' Ryan Miller was the goalie chased after the Flyers built a 4-0 lead 1:59 into the third period. "They got the pucks in the net, they got the bounces, and we couldn't get anything going and couldn't cash in until the third," Miller said.

Flyers 1 2 2 5
Sabres 0 0 2 2

First Period1, Phila., Coburn 1 (Briere), 19:41. PenaltiesGragnani, Buf (roughing), 2:57; Briere, Phi (roughing), 2:57; Briere, Phi (boarding), 15:23.

Second Period2, Phila., Briere 6 (Richards, Giroux), 4:45 (pp). 3, Phila., van Riemsdyk 4 (Giroux, Pronger), 10:19 (pp). PenaltiesGiroux, Phi (interference), 1:04; Myers, Buf (interference), 4:40; Butler, Buf (hooking), 9:09; Carle, Phi (holding), 18:48; Myers, Buf (slashing), 19:02; Coburn, Phi (cross-checking), 19:02.

Third Period4, Phila., Leino 3 (Carle), 1:59. 5, Buffalo, Myers 1 (Stafford, Hecht), 6:33. 6, Phila., Carcillo 2 (Versteeg, Timonen), 10:03. 7, Buffalo, Boyes 1 (Roy, Myers), 15:21 (pp). PenaltiesGerbe, Buf, misconduct, 11:45; Carcillo, Phi, misconduct-game misconduct, 11:45; Timonen, Phi (holding), 14:19; Ennis, Buf (slashing), 19:01; Butler, Buf (slashing), 19:41. Shots on GoalBuffalo 2-12-14—28. Phila. 16-11-9—36. Power-play opportunitiesBuffalo 1 of 4; Phila. 2 of 4. GoaliesBuffalo, Miller 3-4-0 (28 shots-24 saves), Enroth (1:59 third, 8-7). Phila., Boucher 4-1-0 (28-26).

Canadiens edge Bruins, force Game 7

MONTREAL — Brian Gionta and Michael Cammalleri each scored five-on-three goals and the Canadiens forced a Game 7 in their East quarterfinal series with a 2-1 victory over the Bruins.

Game 7 is tonight in Boston.

"In less than 24 hours we've got to do it all over again and (Tuesday) gets forgotten really quickly depending on the result (tonight)," said Cammalleri, who scored in the first period and assisted on Gionta's goal in the second.

Boston played more than half the game without ejected wing Milan Lucic. Montreal got its second two-man advantage when Lucic was given a major for boarding and a game misconduct 4:37 into the second for a hit from behind on Jaroslav Spacek, who turned at the last second and was cut when his face hit the glass. Sixteen seconds later, Patrice Bergeron shot the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game call.

Gionta broke a tie when he knocked in a rebound at 5:48.

Canadiens 1 1 0 2
Bruins 0 1 0 1

First Period1, Montreal, Cammalleri 3 (Subban, Plekanec), 10:07 (pp). PenaltiesBoston bench, served by Thornton (too many men), 8:54; Seidenberg, Bos (slashing), 8:58; Kostitsyn, Mon (hooking), 19:39; Bergeron, Bos (goaltender interference), 19:52.

Second Period2, Boston, Seidenberg 1 (Kelly, Peverley), :48. 3, Montreal, Gionta 3 (Gomez, Cammalleri), 5:48 (pp). PenaltiesLucic, Bos, major-game misconduct (boarding), 4:37; Bergeron, Bos (delay of game), 4:53; Hamrlik, Mon (interference), 10:23; Montreal bench, served by Darche (too many men), 13:49; Spacek, Mon (hooking), 16:26; Horton, Bos (slashing), 16:48.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesKelly, Bos (high-sticking), 16:50. Shots on GoalBoston 10-11-11—32. Montreal 11-10-6—27. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 4; Montreal 2 of 7. GoaliesBoston, Thomas 3-3-0 (27 shots-25 saves). Montreal, Price 3-3-0 (32-31).

Canucks oust 'Hawks

VANCOUVER — Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves, and the Canucks avoided a historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks out in the first round with a 2-1 win in Game 7.

Canucks 1 0 0 1 2
Blackhawks 0 0 1 0 1

First Period1, Vancouver, Burrows 2 (Kesler, Raymond), 2:43. PenaltiesSeabrook, Chi (cross-checking), 16:21.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesHansen, Van (tripping), 10:18.

Third Period2, Chicago, Toews 1 (Hossa, Seabrook), 18:04 (sh). PenaltiesKeith, Chi (hooking), 16:43. First Overtime3, Vancouver, Burrows 3, 5:22. PenaltiesBurrows, Van (holding), :24. Missed Penalty ShotBurrows, Van, :21 third. Shots on GoalChicago 12-6-13-1—32. Vancouver 8-15-12-3—38. Power-play opportunitiesChicago 0 of 2; Vancouver 0 of 2. GoaliesChicago, Crawford 3-4-0 (38 shots-36 saves). Vancouver, Luongo 4-3-0 (32-31).

Capitals: Defenseman Mike Green practiced, three days after getting hit in the head by a puck in the East quarterfinal series-clinching win over the Rangers. He said he's ready for the next series. Tonight's two Game 7s will determine the opponent. Green missed 26 of the last 28 regular-season games with a concussion.

One goalie, big win: Flyers oust Sabres 04/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:53pm]
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