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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, April 12
Boston at Montreal (7 p.m. EDT). The Canadiens have won all nine meetings with the Bruins this season, including a 4-1 victory in the opener of this first-round series Thursday night.

STARS
Friday
-Petr Sykora and Sidney Crosby, Penguins. Sykora scored two goals and Crosby had four assists to lead Pittsburgh to a 5-3 victory over Ottawa.
-Mike Green, Capitals, scored two goals, leading Washington to a 5-4 win against Philadelphia.
-Keith Carney, Wild, scored on a slap shot 14 seconds into overtime to lift Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over Colorado.

ONE SIDED
Jaromir Jagr and Sean Avery scored 23 seconds to lead the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over New Jersey on Friday night. The win was the Rangers' ninth in 10 games against the Devils this season, and it gives New York a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series that will shift across the Hudson River for Game 3 on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

SHOOTING GALLERY
Pittsburgh had 54 shots, the most in regulation in their playoff history and the Penguins rallied for a 5-3 win over Ottawa on Friday night. The previous record was 49 shots. The Penguins lead the Senators 2-0 in the Eastern Conference playoff series.

INJURED
Flyers left wing Patrick Thoresen was taken to a hospital for tests after getting hit in the groin by a shot during Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to Washington on Friday night. Thoresen blocked the shot with about 6 1/2 minutes left in the game, then dropped to the ice, writhing in pain. Moments later, Washington scored to tie the game 4-4.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Danny Briere and Vaclav Prospal each had two goals, but Philadelphia fell to the Capitals 5-4 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

MAKING MOVES
The Florida Panthers announced Friday that Jacques Martin would not return as Florida's coach next season, but has been offered the chance to retain his role as the team's general manager. Martin has held both roles since the 2006-07 season, and is expected to make his decision in the coming week.

SIGNED
The Edmonton Oilers signed defenseman Tom Gilbert to a six-year, $24 million contract Friday. The 25-year-old Gilbert, a former University of Wisconsin player from Bloomington, Minn., was second among rookie defensemen with 33 points (13 goals and 20 assists) and led all NHL freshmen with 159 blocked shots.

SPEAKING
``Fifty-four shots? There's only so much a goaltender can do.'' - Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby after the Penguins 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Friday night. The Penguins' 54 shots was their most in regulation in their playoff history.
 

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