Lalime Beats FlyersArchived from 2001-02 season.
Patrick Lalime posted his third consecutive 3-0 shutout to tie the NHL record as the Ottawa Senators beat the Philadelphia Flyers to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
"I'd like to thank my teammates," said Lalime. "You can't do it yourself, it's a team effort. The important thing is the win. It's fun out there. We've got three in the bank. Now we've just got to get the fourth."
Wade Redden, Sami Salo and Marian Hossa scored for Ottawa and Shawn McEachern had two assists.
"I don't have any answers," said Flyers center Keith Primeau. "If I had answers, we wouldn't be in the predicament we're in. We better find answers pretty soon, though."
Alexei Yashin, Kip Miller and Roman Hamrlik also scored for New York. The series is tied at 2-2.
"Hopefully, we can sneak one out Friday and close it out at home," Bates said.
"This is the realization of a childhood dream," said Weekes, playing for the struggling Arturs Irbe. "For any of you who have played sandlot baseball or street hockey, you can relate."
The win gave the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals with a chance to win a Stanley Cup playoff series for the first time in 16 years at New Jersey on Saturday.
The Coyotes are on the brink of their 10th consecutive first-round playoff elimination since 1987.
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