PITTSBURGH (AP) -The Philadelphia Flyers were determined not to be embarrassed, upstaged and outworked in a Game 5 in Pittsburgh, not this season. Their desperation paid off with a comeback victory in a series that looked to be lost.
Arron Asham and Claude Giroux, role players on a team filled with goal scorers, got the first two goals and the Flyers avoided elimination by beating the Penguins 3-0 Thursday night to force Game 6 in the Eastern Conference first-round series.
Martin Biron made 28 saves, and Mike Knuble also scored for Philadelphia.
After winning 2-1 in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, the Penguins were in position to finish off the Flyers in Game 5 on home ice for a second successive season, just as they did by winning 6-0 in the Eastern Conference finals last season.
Game 6 is Saturday in Philadelphia.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Martin Brodeur tied Patrick Roy's NHL record for playoff shutouts, making 44 saves to help New Jersey take a 3-2 series lead.
David Clarkson scored a power-play goal in helping Brodeur post his 23rd postseason shutout and win a great goaltending duel with Cam Ward, who stopped 41 shots.
Brodeur's gem, which ended with the crowd shouting "Mar-tee! Mar-tee!" came just 48 hours after a 4-3 loss in Game 4 on a controversial goal by Jussi Jokinen with less than a second to play. Jokinen and Brodeur bumped in front of the crease seconds before the goal and Brodeur felt the officials should have blown the play dead.
Game 6 is Sunday in Carolina.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 46.6 seconds left to give Detroit a first-round sweep.
The call that led to the man advantage was hotly disputed by the Blue Jackets, who were assessed a bench minor for having too many men on the ice.
Marian Hossa had two goals, Nicklas Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Daniel Cleary also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings. Rick Nash, Kristian Huselius and Kris Russell each had a goal and an assist, and R.J. Umberger and Fredrik Modin also scored for Columbus.