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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Michael Leighton stopped 30 shots and recorded his second straight shutout, and Philadelphia beat Montreal 3-0 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Danny Briere, Simon Gagne and Ville Leino scored for the Flyers.

Game 3 is Thursday at Montreal.

The Flyers have scored 13 straight goals in the postseason since trailing 3-0 in Game 7 against Boston in the East semifinals. Leighton has been impeccable since taking over for an injured Brian Boucher in Game 5 of the semis.

Leighton has the Flyers two wins away from their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1997. The Flyers haven't won the Stanley Cup since the second of their consecutive championships in 1975.

Montreal goalie Jaroslav Halak played the entire game after getting yanked in Philadelphia's 6-0 Game 1 win.

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