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Flyers seek better start, finish against Bruins

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BOSTON (AP) -The Philadelphia Flyers had a strong second period and an even better third. Now they just have to work on their start and finish.

The Boston Bruins dominated the first period and attacked early in overtime in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal. That energy - and Marc Savard's winning goal in his first game in seven weeks - gave them a 5-4 victory Saturday.

Savard played his first game since March 7 when he suffered a Grade 2 concussion from a blindside hit by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. Coach Claude Julien limited Savard's shifts Saturday and he felt strong as the game went on.

The Flyers were sloppy at the start. So one of their major goals in Monday night's second game of the best-of-seven series is being sharp from the opening faceoff.

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