Philadelphia Flyers defeat Boston Bruins, 2-1


So easy.

So late.

Sixty seconds before the Flyers could stamp an exclamation mark on their second straight shutout, Milan Lucic, clearing space in front of goalie Michael Leighton, tapped in a close-range, six-on-five goal to put the Bruins on the scoreboard for the first time since last Friday. But by then, the Bruins had wasted 59 minutes of hockey trying to put something, anything, behind a goalie who was making his first NHL playoff start...

PHILADELPHIA — Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk had just come off the ice after yesterday morning’s optional skate at the Wachovia Center and tried to take the edge off of an edgy situation, what with the Bruins looking to prevent this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series from extending to a seventh game.

“Hey,’’ Boychuk said, in the visitors’ dressing room, “I didn’t want it to go to Game 5.’’

But, last night, the Bruins were left staring at a G...

PHILADELPHIA—The Flyers' farfetched comeback is nearly complete.

Michael Leighton stopped 30 shots in his first start in nearly two months to help streaking Philadelphia beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Wednesday night and force a seventh game in Boston on Friday night.

"It's not always the easiest route, but we seem to find a way," Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger said.

Philadelphia's season appeared over after it lost the first three games of the series. Not now. Th...