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Philadelphia ties series with long-awaited win

Marty St. Louis, who scores for the Rangers, takes a glove to the face near the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen and Matt Read.

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Marty St. Louis, who scores for the Rangers, takes a glove to the face near the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen and Matt Read.

East

Red Wings 1, Bruins 1

Game 1: Red Wings 1, Bruins 0

Sunday: Bruins 4, Red Wings 1

Tuesday: at Detroit, 7:30, NBCSN

Thursday: at Detroit, 8, NBCSN

Saturday: at Boston, 3, Ch. 8

April 28: at Detroit, TBD*

April 30: at Boston, TBD*

Penguins 1, Jackets 1

Game 1: Penguins 4, Jackets 3

Game 2: Jackets 4, Penguins 3 2 OT

Tonight: at Columbus, 7, NBCSN

Wed.: at Columbus, 7, NBCSN

Saturday: at Pittsburgh, TBD

April 28: at Columbus, TBD*

April 30: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

Rangers 1, Flyers 1

Game 1: Rangers 4, Flyers 1

Sunday: Flyers 4, Rangers 2

Tuesday: at Philadelphia, 8, CNBC

Friday: at Philadelphia, 7, CNBC

April 27: at New York, noon, Ch. 8

April 29: at Philadelphia, TBD*

April 30: at New York, TBD*

West

Ducks 2, Stars 0

Game 1: Ducks 4, Stars 3

Game 2: Ducks 3, Stars 2

Tonight: at Dallas, 9:30, NBCSN

Wednesday: at Dallas, 8, CNBC

Friday: at Anaheim, 10:30, NBCSN*

April 27: at Dallas, TBD*

April 29: at Anaheim, TBD*

Avalanche 2, Wild 0

Game 1: Avalanche 5, Wild 4 OT

Game 3: Avalanche 4, Wild 2

Tonight: at Minnesota, 7, NHL

Thursday: at Minnesota, 9:30, CNBC

Saturday: at Colorado, TBD*

April 28: at Minnesota, TBD*

April 30: at Colorado, TBD*

Blues 2, Blackhawks 0

Game 1: Blues 4, Hawks 3 3 OT

Game 2: Blues 4, Hawks 3 OT

Tonight: at Chicago, 8:30, CNBC

Wed.: at Chicago, 9:30, NBCSN

Friday: at St. Louis, 8, NBCSN*

April 27: at Chicago, 3, Ch. 8*

April 29: at St. Louis, TBD*

Sharks 1, Kings 0

Game 1: Sharks 6, Kings 3

Sunday: at San Jose, late

Tuesday: at L.A., 10, NBCSN

Thursday: at L.A., 10:30, NBCSN

Sat.: at San Jose, TBD, NBCSN*

April 28: at L.A., TBD*

April 30: at San Jose, TBD*

* If necessary

NEW YORK — This win was three years in the making for goalie Ray Emery and Philadelphia.

Emery, starting for the injured Steve Mason, made 31 saves to help the Flyers rally from an early two-goal deficit and beat the Rangers 4-2 Sunday to even the East quarterfinal series at 1.

The Flyers had lost nine straight at Madison Square Garden, including 4-1 on Thursday, dating to Feb. 20, 2011. Emery hadn't won a playoff game anywhere in exactly three years, doing so while with Anaheim against Nashville.

He lost the final two games of that series, did not appear while backing up Corey Crawford in Chicago the following two seasons and lost Game 1.

"I try to stay even-keeled, whether it's going well or you don't get off to the start you want," Emery said. "I've had leads before, and I've been down before. So it's just kind of a consistent approach."

Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second after Jakub Voracek and Jason Akeson got the Flyers even at 2. Philadelphia had been outscored 35-10 during the skid and never had scored more than two goals in a game.

"That's a huge weight off our shoulders to come in here and get the split," Schenn said. "Going back home, we feel a bit better about ourselves."

The tide turned in the second period, when the Flyers, down 2-1, took the lead despite being outshot 17-9.

"The game can be funny sometimes," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.

"We had some Grade A chances. Our power play had some great looks. They scored two, and we didn't."

Flyers 1 2 1 4
Rangers 2 0 0 2
Flyers 1 2 1 4
Rangers 2 0 0 2

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis 1 (Stepan, Nash), 4:08. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Pouliot 1 (Brassard, Zuccarello), 8:22 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, Voracek 1 (Hartnell, Giroux), 14:14. PenaltiesSimmonds, Phi (holding), 1:04; Couturier, Phi (roughing), 6:55; Hagelin, NYR (holding), 9:56; Voracek, Phi (slashing), 17:16.

Second Period4, Philadelphia, Akeson 1 (B.Schenn, Lecavalier), 5:45 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, L.Schenn 1 (Hall, Raffl), 11:18. PenaltiesStralman, NYR (interference), 3:48; MacDonald, Phi (interference), 8:40; Zuccarello, NYR (diving), 8:40; Timonen, Phi (holding), 8:58; Hartnell, Phi (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:41; Simmonds, Phi (cross-checking), 11:41; D.Moore, NYR (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:41; Dorsett, NYR (diving), 11:41; Coburn, Phi (holding), 15:55.

Third Period6, Philadelphia, Simmonds 1 (Read), 19:34 (en-pp). PenaltiesGrossmann, Phi (interference), 3:15; New York bench, served by Dorsett (too many men), 18:41. Shots on GoalPhiladelphia 8-9-8—25. N.Y. Rangers 9-17-7—33. Power-play opportunitiesPhiladelphia 2 of 3; N.Y. Rangers 1 of 6. GoaliesPhiladelphia, Emery 1-1-0 (33 shots-31 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 1-1-0 (24-21). A18,006 (18,006).

Bruins even series

BOSTON — Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a span of 3:07 in the first to help the Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-1 and even the East quarterfinal at 1.

Boston had 18 shots on goal during the first period after managing just 25 in all of Game 1, which it lost 1-0.

"You never want to lose Game 1," said Florek, a rookie who had just one goal in four regular-season games. "I think we played with a little chip on our shoulder."

Smith and Zdeno Chara scored on the power play. Meanwhile, the Red Wings got just one shot on goal during their four power plays. Detroit coach Mike Babcock said more than the power play struggled.

"I thought we were ineffective, period," he said. "They were engaged. They won the battles.

"They were quick. We were slow."

Bruins 2 1 1 4
Red Wings 0 1 0 1

First Period1, Boston, Florek 1, 7:28. 2, Boston, R.Smith 1 (Eriksson, Bergeron), 10:35 (pp). PenaltiesThornton, Bos (holding), 1:32; Tatar, Det (hooking), 3:21; Kindl, Det (interference), 8:15; DeKeyser, Det (slashing), 9:54; Tatar, Det (roughing), 18:48; DeKeyser, Det (roughing), 18:48; Marchand, Bos (roughing), 18:48; Hamilton, Bos (roughing), 18:48; B.Smith, Det (roughing), 20:00; Chara, Bos (roughing), 20:00.

Second Period3, Detroit, Glendening 1 (Helm, D.Miller), 13:20. 4, Boston, Lucic 1 (Iginla, Krug), 18:16. PenaltiesEriksson, Bos (hooking), 5:11; K.Miller, Bos (cross-checking), 10:55; Hamilton, Bos (tripping), 15:22.

Third Period5, Boston, Chara 1 (Iginla, Krug), 2:27 (pp). PenaltiesQuincey, Det (roughing), 2:10. Shots on GoalDetroit 10-13-12—35. Boston 18-6-5—29. Power-play opportunitiesDetroit 0 of 4; Boston 2 of 4. GoaliesDetroit, Howard 1-1-0 (29 shots-25 saves). Boston, Rask 1-1-0 (35-34). A17,565 (17,565).

Blackhawk suspended: The league suspended Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook for three games for Saturday's elbow to the head of Blues center David Backes. He had seven goals and 34 assists in the regular season and has two goals and two assists in the playoffs. The Blues didn't disclose Backes' status.

Avs: Center and top scorer Matt Duchene is expected to skate today for the first time since straining a ligament in his left knee March 29. Coach Patrick Roy, who on Saturday said he would be "very, very surprised" if Duchene played in the series, said only, "We'll see how it goes."

Late Saturday: Nathan Mac­Kinnon, the top overall pick in June, had a goal and three assists as the host Avs beat the Wild 4-2 for a 2-0 West quarterfinal lead. He's the third 18-year-old with a four-point playoff game (Pierre Turgeon in 1988 and Trevor Linden in 1989), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He has a goal and six assists for the series.

Philadelphia ties series with long-awaited win 04/20/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:11pm]

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