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|NHL Playoffs Roundup -- 5/10/10
|UNDATED (AP)-- Michael Leighton came off the bench after Brian Boucher was injured and made 14 saves to complete Philadelphia's combined 4-0 shutout over the Boston Bruins.
The Flyers avoided elimination in Game 5 and now have won two straight to cut Boston's lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.
Simon Gagne scored twice to help the Flyers force the series back to Philadelphia for a sixth game on Wednesday night. If they win, it's back to Boston for a decisive Game 7.
In the other Eastern Conference playoff series, the Montreal Canadiens forced a Game 7 Wednesday night in Montreal.
Michael Cammalleri scored his second goal of the game midway through the second period and Jaroslav Spacek netted the go-ahead tally two and a-half minutes later in the Canadiens' 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Maxim Lapierre also scored 11:03 into the third to give Montreal a 4-2 lead.
Once again, Jaroslav Halak was huge in goal for the Habs. Halak turned away 34 shots, many of the point-blank variety.
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