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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brian Boucher made 20 saves in relief of rookie Sergei Bobrovsky, and Ville Leino and Danny Briere scored in a 1:51 span in the second period to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Saturday night to even the Eastern Conference series 1-1.

Boucher took over midway through the first period after Bobrovsky allowed three goals on seven shots.

After Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk tied it at 3 with 6:46 left in the first, Leino beat Ryan Miller on a power play with 6:24 remaining in the second and Briere made it 5-3 with 4:33 to go in the period.

Claude Giroux and Dan Carcillo also had first-period goals for the Flyers.

Thomas Vanek had two power-play goals for Buffalo and Andrej Sekera and Cody McCormick also scored.

Game 3 is Monday night in Buffalo.

DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists in the first period - including a marvelous move to set up Darren Helm's goal - and Detroit held off Phoenix to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series.

Brian Rafalski and Tomas Holmstrom also scored to help Detroit take a 4-0 lead in the second. Phoenix rallied with three power-play goals. Radim Vrbata scored in the second, and Shane Doan had two in the third.

The Red Wings were again without Henrik Zetterberg, sidelined by a left knee injury after leading the team in scoring during the regular season. Phoenix's Derek Morris was out with an upper-body injury, and fellow defenseman Ed Jovanovski was unable to finish the game because of his own upper-body injury.

Game 3 is Monday night at Phoenix.

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