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Lupul scores twice as Leafs tie series with win


May 04. 2013 11:08PM
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BOSTON — Joffrey Lupul scored two goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs got a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday that evened their first-round series at one game.


The Maple Leafs played aggressively from the start after a weak performance in a 4-1 loss in which the Bruins were much more physical.


But that changed early in Game 2 as Toronto delivered 22 hits in the first period to just 10 for Boston.


Nathan Horton gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 1:56 of the second period, but Lupul scored at 5:18 on a power play and at 11:56 with the teams at even strength.


Phil Kessel made it 3-1 on a breakaway 53 seconds into the third period. Johnny Boychuk cut the lead at 10:35 before James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto at 16:53.


Game 3 of the best-of-seven playoff series is Monday night in Toronto.


Ducks 4, Red Wings 0


DETROIT — Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play — 18 seconds after Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman — and the Ducks went on to a victory to take a 2-1 series lead over the Red Wings in the Western Conference playoffs.


Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman square in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second.


The Ducks immediately took advantage when Bonino backhanded a shot past goalie Jimmy Howard from point-blank range.


Ryan Getzlaf, Emerson Etem and Matt Beleskey scored in the third period for the Ducks. Jonas Hiller made 23 saves for Anaheim.




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