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Surprise scorer wins it for Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Dan Carcillo, who had 12 goals and 207 penalty minutes during the regular season, scored 3:35 into overtime Sunday to give the Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Devils and 2-1 series lead.

Carcillo knocked a rebound of Mike Richards' shot past Martin Brodeur five seconds after a power play expired.

"I'm still kind of shaking," Carcillo said. "Everybody dreams of a goal like that."

Brodeur, who has won three Cups and four Vezinas, fell to 12-21 in overtime playoff games.

at Flyers 1 1 0 1 3
Devils 1 1 0 0 2
Flyers lead series 2-1

First Period1, New Jersey, Rolston 1 (Kovalchuk, Zajac), 7:15 (pp). 2, Philadelphia, Giroux 2 (Timonen, Pronger), 8:49 (pp). PenaltiesRichards, Phi (hooking), 1:20; Laperriere, Phi (tripping), 3:33; Timonen, Phi (hooking), 6:57; Corrente, NJ (high-sticking), 8:27; Salvador, NJ (roughing), 10:00; Hartnell, Phi (roughing), 10:00; Parent, Phi (interference), 10:00; New Jersey bench, served by Clarkson (too many men), 17:36.

Second Period3, Philadelphia, Richards 2 (Carcillo), 1:15. 4, New Jersey, Rolston 2 (Kovalchuk, Elias), 16:38 (pp). PenaltiesAsham, Phi (hooking), 4:18; Coburn, Phi (interference), 15:32; Betts, Phi (slashing), 18:38.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesClarkson, NJ (tripping), 1:56; Carcillo, Phi (slashing), 6:01; Niedermayer, NJ (slashing), 9:04. First Overtime5, Philadelphia, Carcillo 1 (Richards, Gagne), 3:35. PenaltiesClarkson, NJ (interference), 1:30. Shots on GoalNew Jersey 5-10-3-1—19. Philadelphia 8-8-12-6—34. Power-play opportunitiesNew Jersey 2 of 8; Philadelphia 1 of 5. GoaliesNew Jersey, Brodeur 1-2-0 (34 shots-31 saves). Philadelphia, Boucher 2-1-0 (19-17). A19,957 (19,537).

Penguins 4, Senators 2: Sidney Crosby had his second goal and fifth assist of the playoffs and Evgeni Malkin scored as visiting Pittsburgh won its second straight for a 2-1 lead. "We've got to focus on (Game 4) and nothing beyond and nothing about the past two games," Ottawa's Mike Fisher said. The Penguins are 7-0 when Crosby and Malkin score in the same playoff game.

Penguins 1 2 1 4
at Senators 0 1 1 2
Penguins lead series 2-1

First Period1, Pittsburgh, Ponikarovsky 1 (Dupuis, Gonchar), 1:17. PenaltiesNeil, Ott (interference), 7:35; Campoli, Ott (cross-checking), 13:52; Orpik, Pit (roughing), 19:19; Carkner, Ott (roughing), 19:19; Staal, Pit (slashing), 20:00.

Second Period2, Ottawa, Fisher 1 (Regin, Cullen), 1:53 (pp). 3, Pittsburgh, Malkin 3 (Talbot), 5:57. 4, Pittsburgh, Crosby 2 (Cooke, Guerin), 19:15 (pp). PenaltiesRuutu, Ott, misconduct, 13:55; Neil, Ott (charging), 13:55; Cooke, Pit (boarding), 17:04; Karlsson, Ott (slashing), 17:31.

Third Period5, Pittsburgh, Guerin 1 (Kunitz, Crosby), 4:27. 6, Ottawa, Cullen 1 (Alfredsson, Spezza), 12:58 (pp). PenaltiesEaton, Pit (roughing), 4:43; Ruutu, Ott (roughing), 4:43; Alfredsson, Ott (kneeing), 10:31; Guerin, Pit (hooking), 11:31; Orpik, Pit (hooking), 18:03. Shots on GoalPittsburgh 4-11-9—24. Ottawa 5-8-9—22. Power-play opportunitiesPittsburgh 1 of 5; Ottawa 2 of 4. GoaliesPittsburgh, Fleury 2-1-0 (22 shots-20 saves). Ottawa, Elliott 1-2-0 (24-20). A20,119 (19,153).

Coyotes 4, Wings 2: Petr Prucha and Radim Vrbata scored 3:22 apart in the third as visiting Phoenix overcame the loss of captain Shane Doan to take a 2-1 lead. Doan left early in the second when he leaped over Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard and crashed into the boards. He will be evaluated today. "Shane is a great player. He's our leader," coach Dave Tippett said. "But we recognized we had a game to play."

Coyotes 1 1 2 4
at Red Wings 1 0 1 2
Coyotes lead series 2-1

First Period1, Phoenix, Lepisto 1 (Hanzal, Prucha), :29. 2, Detroit, Filppula 3 (Stuart, Zetterberg), 14:42 (pp). PenaltiesKorpikoski, Pho (elbowing), 12:59; Draper, Det (roughing), 16:35; Michalek, Pho (holding stick), 19:10.

Second Period3, Phoenix, Wolski 3 (Lombardi, Stempniak), 19:28. PenaltiesLepisto, Pho (high-sticking), 2:23; Helm, Det (interference), 6:40.

Third Period4, Phoenix, Prucha 1 (Vrbata, Hanzal), 8:16. 5, Detroit, Franzen 1 (Bertuzzi, Zetterberg), 9:59. 6, Phoenix, Vrbata 1 (Lombardi, Michalek), 11:38. PenaltiesLilja, Det (tripping), 4:55; Aucoin, Pho (delay of game), 19:31; Jovanovski, Pho (roughing), 19:54. Shots on GoalPhoenix 7-12-14—33. Detroit 13-9-9—31. Power-play opportunitiesPhoenix 0 of 3; Detroit 1 of 5. GoaliesPhoenix, Bryzgalov 2-1-0 (31 shots-29 saves). Detroit, Howard 1-2-0 (33-29). A20,066 (20,066).

B'hawks 2, Predators 0: Patrick Kane scored and assisted on Dave Bolland's power-play goal as host Chicago evened the series at 1.

Capitals: Coach Bruce Boudreau did not announce a starting goalie for tonight. Jose Theodore was replaced by Semyon Varmalov 7:58 into Game 2 after allowing two goals on two shots.

Sabres: Wing Thomas Vanek, who scored a team-high 28 goals, likely will sit out tonight. He slid into the boards after being hooked and slashed by Boston's Johnny Boychuk on a partial breakaway in Game 2.

Modano undecided about retirement

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Stars' Mike Modano said he will take some time before deciding whether to retire. The center, who turns 40 in June, just completed his 20th season.

"It's really hard," said Modano, the top U.S.-born goal-scorer in league history. "I'm really kind of on the fence right now. It's tough. And then you watch some of the playoffs, watch some of those games, and it's like those are the things that you miss."

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