Bruins Shutout by Flyers, Forcing Game 6 in Philly

BOSTON (AP) – Michael Leighton came off the bench after Brian

Boucher was injured and made 14 saves to complete the combined

shutout on Monday night, leading Philadelphia to a 4-0 victory over

the Boston Bruins 4-0 and helping the Flyers avoid elimination in

Game 5 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.

Boucher left after injuring his knee at the bottom of a pileup

in the crease at 4:35 of the second period. Leighton, who had been

the starter before he was injured on March 16, made his first

career playoff appearance and finished off the first combined

shutout in the Flyers' postseason history.

Simon Gagne, who scored in overtime to win Game 4, scored two

goals, and Ville Leino had a goal and an assist to help the Flyers

force the series back to Philadelphia for a sixth game on Wednesday

night. If they win, it's back to Boston for a decisive Game 7.