Flyers Even Series

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2003 Playoffs

Roman Cechmanek stopped 33 shots for his second career playoff shutout as the Philadelphia Flyers blanked the Ottawa Senators, 2-0, to even the second-round series one game apiece.

We were ready for tonight's game," Cechmanek said. "Maybe I had a little too much emotion last game, and I know that's not right. I have to play the same as the regular season and try the same things."

Simon Gagne scored in the first period and Mark Recchi added an insurance goal with 6:58 left in the game for the Flyers, who were outshot 33-23.

"I had a lot of time, I looked up to try to find someone in front and a player joined the rush on (Keith) Primeau to the net," Gagne said. "I came out and had a lot of space. It turned out I was 1-on-1 with (Lalime) and I beat him on the blocker side."

Game 3 is Tuesday in Philadelphia.

"I thought we worked hard and didn't give them many chances," Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "Of course, we would have loved to win this, but now we have to be ready for Game 3."

Wild Beat Canucks
Sergei Zholtok and Wes Walz scored in the first two minutes of the third period and the Minnesota Wild held to the lead to beat the Vancouver Canucks, 3-2, to even the Western Conference semifinal series one game apiece.

Mattias Naslund pulled the Canucks within a goal with goalie Dan Cloutier on the bench at 18:28 in the third period, but Vancouver failed to repeat the comeback of Game 1. In that game they rallied from 3-1 deficit to win in overtime.

Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist and Pascal Dupuis had two assists for the Wild, who return home for Game 3 on Tuesday and Game 4 on Friday.

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