Brian Boucher made 20 saves in relief of rookie Sergei Bobrovsky, and Ville Leino and Danny Briere scored in a 1:51 span in the second period to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-4, last night to even the Eastern Conference series 1-1.

Boucher took over midway through the first period after Bobrovsky allowed three goals on seven shots.

After Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk tied it at 3 with 6:46 left in the first, Leino beat Ryan Miller on a power play with 6:24 remaining in the second and Briere made it 5-3 with 4:33 to go in the period.

Claude Giroux and Dan Carcillo also had first-period goals for the Flyers.

Thomas Vanek had two power-play goals for Buffalo and Andrej Sekera and Cody McCormick also scored.

Game 3 is tomorrow night in Buffalo.

Canadiens 3, Bruins 1: Michael Cammalleri and Mathieu Darche scored in the first 2:20, and Carey Price made 34 saves to give visiting Montreal a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

Boston has never, in 26 tries, won a playoff series after losing the first two games.

Tim Thomas made 23 saves as the Bruins played without captain Zdeno Chara, who was scratched minutes before the opening faceoff because of dehydration.

Red Wings 4, Coyotes 3: Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists in the first period -- including a marvelous move to set up Darren Helm's goal -- and Detroit held off Phoenix to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series.

Brian Rafalski and Tomas Holmstrom also scored to give Detroit a 4-0 lead in the second. Phoenix rallied with three power-play goals. Radim Vrbata scored in the second, and Shane Doan had two in the third.

The Red Wings were again without Henrik Zetterberg, sidelined by a left knee injury after leading the team in scoring during the regular season. -- AP

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