Bruins swat Flyers in game two of series

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Bruins swat Flyers in game two of series

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins delivered a late-game goal to sting the Philadelphia Flyers a second consecutive time in a dramatic 3-2 victory Monday.

On the heels of an overtime triumph in their conference semifinal opener Saturday, the Bruins got a game-winning slap-shot goal from Milan Lucic with 2:57 remaining to take a 2-0 advantage in the series.

The best-of-seven series will shift to Philadelphia for game three tonight, when the Flyers will try to produce a better ending.

Thus far the Bruins have started quickly and surged to the finish in both home wins, and they once again took the early lead as Johnny Boychuk made a slap shot at 5:12 in the first period to open the scoring.

After Mike Richards tied the game for the Flyers with less than three minutes left in the first, Miroslav Satan put Boston back on top 2-1 before Danny Briere again evened the score with 25 seconds left in the second.

To get to the Eastern Conference semifinals matchup between the sixth and seventh seeds, each team had pulled off a first-round upset to advance beyond the first round.

But it is Boston which has continued its momentum, starting with their 5-4 overtime victory in game one, where Marc Savard returned from a nearly two-month injury layoff to score the winner.

Philadelphia, which needed to win on the last day of the regular season just to reach the postseason, appears to be slowing with injuries.

Top scorer Jeff Carter is out after a first-round injury required foot surgery, and the team is also without winger Simon Gagne, who needed surgery on his toe, and center Ian Laperriere, who suffered a concussion. euters

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