Flyers Stun Bruins to Force Game 7

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

complete.

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

night.

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.