Bruins Stay Alive

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2003 Playoffs

Dan McGillis scored twice and the Boston Bruins stayed alive to play another day with a 5-1 victory over New Jersey to cut the Devils' lead to 3-1 in their first-round series.

"If we lost four straight it would have been very embarrassing," Boston goalie Jeff Hackett said. "It would have been almost as bad as not making the playoffs."

Martin Brodeur, who allowed just three goals as the Devils won the first three games, was pulled with 3:37 gone in the third period after Boston scored twice in two minutes.

"They know I'm human," Brodeur said. "Hopefully, they'll take different kinds of shots than the perfect shots they took tonight."

Joe Thornton, Martin Lapointe and Marty McInnis also scored for the Bruins as the series moves to New Jersey for Game 5 Thursday night.

Bolts Bounce Back
Vincent Lecavalier scored on a two-man advantage 2:29 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-3.

The victory reduced the Capitals' first-round playoff series lead to 2-1 and snapped an 11-game Lightning losing streak at the MCI Center. Tampa Bay's last road win over Washington came on Nov. 4, 1998.

"We don't feel the pressure," Tampa Bay coach John Tortarella said. "No matter what happens in this series, we're not supposed to win it. So we're just going to continue to play."

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Washington.

Stars Tied With Oilers
Stu Barnes scored the winning goal as the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Tuesday night and tied their Western Conference playoff series two games apiece.

"It's a tough place to play here," Dallas goalie Marty Turco said of Skyreach Centre in Edmonton. "You gotta hand it to the guys, scoring a couple of goals to help me out."

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