NHL Playoff Roundup
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) ó Brian Boucher stopped 25 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 7 of their first-round series on Tuesday night.
The defending conference champions, who raced to a 4-0 lead and chased Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller in the third, must wait to learn their next opponent: Boston, Pittsburgh or Tampa Bay.
The game was a switch from the rest of the series where the Flyers had trouble in the net. They started three goalies in seven games. Boucher won Games 2 and 6 in relief, but was stout for all 60 minutes in the series clincher.
Braydon Coburn, Danny Briere, James van Riemsdyk, and Ville Leino all scored against Miller, and Dan Carcillo added a goal in the third.
Canadiens 2, Bruins 1
MONTREAL ó Brian Gionta and Michael Cammalleri scored during two separate two-man advantages to help Montreal force a decisive Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.
Game 7 is Wednesday in Boston, with the Bruins looking to beat the Canadiens for only the ninth time in 33 postseason series.
Dennis Seidenberg scored for Boston, which played more than half the game without ejected winger Milan Lucic but still outshot the Canadiens 32-27.