Philadelphia leads series with Pittsburgh

Flyers 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

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PITTSBURGH — Jakub Voracek beat Marc-Andre Fleury from in close 2:23 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Fleury stopped Matt Read’s shot from the corner, but Voracek pounced on the rebound to cap a furious rally from a 3-0 deficit. Daniel Briere scored twice, and Brayden Schenn added a goal in his playoff debut. Ilya Brzygalov settled down after a shaky start to finish with 25 saves.

Game 2 is Friday night in Pittsburgh.

PREDATORS 3, RED WINGS 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and Nashville held onto home-ice advantage by beating Detroit to open their Western Conference playoff series.

Paul Gaustad scored his first postseason goal, and Pekka Rinne made 35 saves. The Predators started at home after edging out Detroit for the No. 4 seed, and they started their third postseason series against their Central Division rival with their first win in the opening game.

Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom scored power-play goals for Detroit.

Game 2 is Friday night in Nashville.


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