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Leighton already leaving a playoff legacy

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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton continued his brilliant postseason play Tuesday night in the Flyers' 3-0 victory over Montreal in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Leighton, who had never played in a Stanley Cup Playoff game before entering Game 5 of the Eastern semis against Boston last Monday, has now won all four of his starts -- the last two by shutout, including Tuesday's 3-0 win over Montreal in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Leighton's the first Flyers' goaltender to ring up consecutive shutouts in the playoffs since Bernie Parent did it against Toronto in Games 2 and 3 of the 1975 quarterfinals. No goaltender on any team had put up back-to-back shutouts in one playoff year since Detroit's Chris Osgood blanked Pittsburgh in the first two games of the 2008 Final.

Leighton has gone 165:50 without allowing a goal since Boston's Milan Lucic scored in the first period of Game 7 last Friday to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead. Leighton's stopped the last 70 shots he's faced -- including all 58 by the Canadiens in the first two games of this series.

For the playoffs, Leighton is 4-0 with an 0.87 goals-against average and a .969 save percentage, allowing just four goals on 124 shots.





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