Flyers & Bruins Even Things Up – NHL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers were able to even their respective Stanley Cup first-round series at a game apiece.
Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored 3:07 apart to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead midway through the first period of a 4-1 victory over Detroit. Jerome Iginla (ih-GIHN'-luh) and Torey Krug (kroog) each assisted on goals by Milan Lucic (LOO'-cheech) and Zdeno Chara (zuh-DAY'-noh CHAH'-rah) to help Boston bounce back from Friday's surprising 1-0 home loss to the Red Wings in Game 1.
The series shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Tuesday.
The Flyers spotted the Rangers an early 2-0 lead before posting a 4-2 victory that takes away home-ice advantage from New York. Jason Akeson and Luke Schenn scored 5 ½ minutes apart in the second period to put the Flyers ahead to stay. Ray Emery turned back 31 shots and blanked the Blueshirts after Benoit Pouliot (BEHN'-wah POO'-lee-aht) tallied on a power play 8:22 into the game.
Philadelphia hosts Game 3 on Tuesday.
San Jose took a 2-0 lead in its series as seven different Sharks scored over the final two periods of a 7-2 romp over Los Angeles. Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists after the Sharks allowed the Kings to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. Logan Couture (koo-TOOR') and Patrick Marleau each added a goal and assist for the Sharks, who didn't allow a goal once Trevor Lewis tallied midway through the opening period.
The seven goals tie a team record set at Colorado in 1999.
The two teams head to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Tuesday.
Montreal owns a commanding 3-0 series lead after Rene Bourque, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec (pleh-KAH'-nehts) scored in the Canadiens' 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Bourque scored 11 seconds into the game, Gallagher snapped a 1-1 tie late in the second and Plekanec scored the eventual game-winner with 14:17 remaining.
P.K. Subban (SOO'-ban) had two assists for the Canadiens, who can wrap up the series at home Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes (BAH'-kihs) during their first-round playoff series.