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Voracek caps Flyer rally

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 One 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 and two assists in his playoff debut. Ilya Brzygalov settled down after a shaky start to finish with 25 saves.

Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Pascal Dupuis scored for the Penguins but Pittsburgh struggled after dominating the first period.


Predators top Red Wings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and Nashville beat Detroit, 3-2, in Game One of the Western Conference series.

Nashville's Paul Gaustad, a former Sabre, scored his first postseason goal. Detroit's Darren Helm was cut on the right arm in the first period and was taken for surgery.


Around the rinks

* Bruins forward Nathan Horton will miss the playoffs because of concussion-related symptoms. Horton suffered the injury Jan. 22 in a game against Philadelphia.

* Colorado gave coach Joe Sacco a two-year extension even in the wake of the team missing the postseason for a second straight season.

* Washington goaltender Tomas Vokoun will not travel to Boston and Michal Neuvirth didn't practice Wednesday, so Braden Holtby is expected to make his NHL playoff debut tonight against the Bruins.

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