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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored their first goals of the series early for a fast start, and Claude Giroux and Simon Gagne put the Philadelphia Flyers ahead for good in a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Pittsburgh leads the series 2-1. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Carter, the NHL's scored-leading goal scorer, scored his first of the postseason 3 minutes into the game, and Richards made it two goals on two shots 2:15 later.

Giroux gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead at 4:32 of the second, and Gagne increased the lead to two with a short-handed goal at 8:58. Jared Ross scored his first NHL goal in the third to make it 5-2, and Gagne added an empty-netter with 1:36 left.

Evegni Malkin scored twice, and Rob Scuderi added a goal for Pittsburgh.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Steve Bernier broke a tie in the opening minute of the third period with Vancouver's third power-play goal of the game.

Mattias Ohlund and Daniel Sedin also scored power-play goals, and Roberto Luongo made 24 saves to help the Canucks take a 3-0 series lead.

David Backes and Andy McDonald scored for St. Louis.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in St. Louis.

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