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Flyers need to win 4 straight again against Bruins

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BOSTON (AP) - Can the Philadelphia Flyers pull off another comeback like the one that propelled them past Boston last year and into the Stanley Cup finals?

The Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night. Boston can clinch a spot in the conference finals against Tampa Bay with a win on Friday night.

Philadelphia would need to win four in a row to avoid elimination. The Flyers did that last year, when they became just the third team in NHL history to rally from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series.

But to repeat the comeback, they'll need better goaltending. Brian Boucher allowed four goals on 20 shots before he was pulled in the second period of Game 3. It's the third straight game the Flyers called on backup Sergei Bobrovsky.

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