PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Danny Briere scored on a rebound with 3:38 left to lift Philadelphia to a 4-2 victory over Montreal on Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Flyers, the worst team in the NHL last season, can eliminate the top-seeded Canadiens in Game 5 on Saturday night in Montreal.
Tomas Plekanec and Saku Koviu scored 37 seconds apart late in the third period to bring Montreal into a 2-2 tie.
Briere's eighth goal of the postseason gave the Flyers the lead and R.J. Umberger scored into an empty net in the final seconds, his second goal of the game.
Martin Biron was strong again in goal for the Flyers except for that one minute in the third period.
Rookie Jaroslav Halak replaced Carey Price in goal for Montreal.
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