Toronto beats Boston to tie first-round series

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Toronto's Joffrey Lupul (right) celebrates a goal with Mikhail Grabovski during the second period. Lupul scored twice as the Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins.  ELISE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Toronto's Joffrey Lupul (right) celebrates a goal with Mikhail Grabovski during the second period. Lupul scored twice as the Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins.

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 apiece.

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.

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

CAPITALS 1, RANGERS 0 (OT)

In Washington, Mike Green scored eight minutes into overtime, Braden Holtby made 24 saves for his first career playoff shutout, and the Capitals beat New York to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Green nailed a one-timer from high in the slot on a feed from Mike Ribeiro during a power play. Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh was in the penalty box for delay of game, having lifted the puck over the glass in New York’s defensive zone.

Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves for the Rangers.

Game 3 is Monday in New York.

DUCKS 4, RED WINGS 0

In 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.

Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman 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.

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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