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Wings Survive, Flyers Fall


Two teams on the brink of elimination, two very different games.  The Philadelphia Flyers kept it close for much of the game before a 4 goal third period by the Bruins made it look more one-sided than it really was.  Milan Lucic scored his first two goals of the playoffs, while Johnny Boychuck‘s winner early in the third put the Flyers away.  Brad Marchand and Dan Paille scored empty netters as the Flyers pulled Sergei Bobrovsky to try to even the score. Boston avoids the demons that haunted them last year and now have a date with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals.  The Flyers go home and lament the fact that they are still looking for that goaltender who can get the job done.

The Detroit Red Wings jumped out to a 3-0 lead in their attempt to extend the series, but the San Jose Sharks chipped away at the lead and eventually tied the game.  It was Darren Helm who played the hero with a minute and a half remaining as he beat Antti Niemi to force a fifth game back at the Shark Tank.

Tonight the Vancouver Canucks will be trying to finish off the pesky Nashville Predators and avoid making another trip to Nashville that they don’t need to.  The home crowd will be re-energized by the Canucks play so far this series after their near choke-job against the Hawks.  Have the Canucks learned from that mistake, and will they step on the Preds’ throats?

Tune in tonight to find out!


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