Flyers Pull EvenArchived from 2002-03 season.
Simon Gagne and Jeremy Roenick scored in the first period and Mark Recchi and John LeClair added goals in the second as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1, to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinal final series at one win apiece.
"We played two strong games. Unfortunately, we made some mistakes in Game 1," Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said. "They did what they had to do. They got a win here. Now we need to go there and get a win."
The Flyers dominated the Leafs throughout the game outshooting Toronto 36-17 including 15-5 in the opening period.
"We couldn't move the puck, we were a solo team," Leafs coach Pat Quinn said. "They beat us to all the pucks everywhere. We just got a good old-fashioned whipping."
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night in Toronto.
Devils Win Again
"You know Boston is a great playoff town," Brodeur said. "It's going to be difficult to play. Having this cushion really helps."
Jeff Friesen, Brian Rafalski and Joe Nieuwendyk also scored, and Martin Brodeur made 24 saves as the Devils became the only team in the playoffs to win their first two games at home this season.
Stars Rout Oilers
"It was a good, old-fashioned, revved-up playoff game,'' Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. "That was fun -- at least, from our perspective it was fun. ... I've seen much dirtier than that. It was frustration on their part. Once the score got out of hand, maybe they were trying to send a message."
The first-round playoff series is tied one game apiece. Game 3 is on Sunday in Edmonton.
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