|NHL Playoff Capsules|
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|Tuesday, 15 April 2008 17:56|
The Canadiens, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, lead the best-of-seven, first-round series 3-1.
The teams played evenly for much of the hard-hitting, fast-paced game until Brisebois scored on a power play with 42 seconds left in the second period.
Then Carey continued doing what he had done throughout the series: shut down Boston's mediocre offense.
Carey, the fifth overall pick in the 2005 draft, stopped 27 shots.
Flyers 6, Capitals 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Danny Briere has played more like the top player in the league than likely MVP Alex Ovechkin, scoring two more goals with an assist, helping Philadelphia take a 2-1 series lead.
The Flyers scored three goals in a 2:33 span in the first period. Briere scored first, and after Eric Fehr quickly tied the game with his first playoff goal, Scottie Hartnell and Sami Kapanen scored 17 seconds apart to give Philadelphia a 3-1 lead.
Mike Green's power-play goal pulled the Capitals to 3-2 at 7:28 of the second, and Briere restored the two-goal lead with 9.8 seconds left in the period.
Brooks Laich beat Martin Biron with 4:34 left in the game to make it 4-3, but Mike Richards scored on a penalty shot not even 2 minutes later to seal the win, and Mike Knuble added an empty-netter with 1:05 remaining.
Ducks 4, Stars 2
DALLAS (AP) - Chris Pronger scored two power-play goals after assisting on Anaheim's first goal, and the Ducks cut their series deficit to 2-1.
Dallas lost for the seventh time in its last eight home playoff games and missed a chance to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.
Todd Marchant, Ryan Getzlaf and Pronger scored three goals on four shots in the first 14 1/2 minutes. Pronger scored again about 5 1/2 minutes into the second period. Stars captain Brendan Morrow scored two power-play goals 1:39 apart in the third period, but Jean-Sebastien Giguere held firm the rest of the way.
Giguere had 31 saves, four of them coming during a during a 4-minute power play after Mathieu Schneider got called for a double-minor after a high stick on Morrow.