Flyers Stun Bruins to Force Game 7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Flyers' farfetched comeback is nearly


Michael Leighton stopped 29 shots in his first start in nearly

two months to help streaking Philadelphia beat the Boston Bruins

2-1 on Wednesday night and force a seventh game in Boston on Friday


Philadelphia's postseason appeared over after it lost the first

three games of the series. Not now. The Flyers are on the brink of

history – and a spot in the Eastern Conference finals against the

Montreal Canadiens.

The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders are

the only NHL teams to come back from 3-0 deficits to win a

best-of-seven playoff series. The Flyers are the first team to

trail 3-0 and force a Game 7 since the '75 Islanders.

Mike Richards and Danny Briere scored for the Flyers. Milan

Lucic scored with a minute left for Boston.