SCOREBOARD
Monday, April 28
Montreal at Philadelphia (7 p.m. EDT). The Flyers return home after tying the second-round series 1-1 with a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night.

STARS
Saturday
-Johan Franzen, Red Wings, scored three times to lift Detroit to a 5-1 victory over Colorado.
-R.J. Umberger, Flyers, scored twice, leading Philadelphia to a 4-2 win against Montreal.

HAT'S OFF
Johan Franzen recorded his first career hat trick to lift Detroit to a 5-1 victory Saturday over the banged-up Avalanche, giving the NHL's top-seeded team a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal. Franzen redirected a shot in front of the net early in the game, scored on a wraparound in the second period and whacked a rebound out of the air in the third. Darren McCarty was the last Red Wing to score three times in the playoffs, pulling off the feat against the Avs in the 2002 conference final en route to winning the Stanley Cup.

ALL TIED UP
Philadelphia beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Saturday night to even the second-round series at a game apiece. Game 3 is Monday night in Philadelphia.

SPEAKING
``If we use that as an excuse, we have to do something else with our lives. Every team goes through that.'' - Colorado's Ian Laperriere after the Avalanche lost to Detroit 5-1 Saturday. The Avs were without center Peter Forsberg, defenseman Scott Hannan and winger Wojtek Wolsk in the Game 2 loss. The Red Wings lead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinal.

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