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PITTSBURGH (AP) -Mike Cammalleri scored two goals, Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves in a performance much like his series-stealing play during Montreal's first-round victory over Washington and the Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh 3-1 on Sunday.

Brian Gionta also scored as Montreal, playing without injured defenseman Andrei Markov, bounced back from a 6-3 loss in Game 1 and an early 1-0 Pittsburgh lead to even the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Montreal.

Halak, pulled after allowing five goals on 20 shots in Game 1, made big save after big save as the Canadiens won despite being outshot 39-21. Sidney Crosby didn't score for the second successive game, and neither did Evgeni Malkin.

Cammalleri put Montreal ahead 2-1 by scoring on a power play in the second period, then sealed it by stealing the puck from Crosby at mid-ice and beating Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway with 2:54 remaining.

Matt Cooke scored for Pittsburgh.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton scored his first goal of the playoffs with 7:23 left to give San Jose a 2-0 lead in the second-round series.

Joe Pavelski kept up his sizzling postseason for San Jose, scoring twice to push his NHL-high playoff total to nine and setting up Ryane Clowe's between-the-legs score. Thornton then won it by ending his playoff drought.

Dany Heatley skated up ice on a 3-on-2 break and fired a slap shot at Jimmy Howard. Thornton beat Brian Rafalski to the rebound in the crease and poked in the winner. The series now shifts to Detroit for Games 3 and 4, starting Tuesday night.

Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom and 40-year-old captain Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings, who were unable to hold onto a 3-2 lead heading into the third.

Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves for San Jose, including a sharp glove stop on Datsyuk early in the third to keep the Sharks' deficit at one goal.

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