Upshall's Late Goal Lifts Flyers

Philadelphia advances with win over Canadiens
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 10:15 PM CDT
Upshall's Late Goal Lifts Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers' Scottie Upshall scores past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the third period of Game 5 second round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Scott Upshall scored with 3:04 remaining in the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers advanced to the Eastern Conference final with a 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night. Upshall deflected Jeff Carter's shot past Carey Price to give Philadelphia its second and final lead of the game as the Flyers won the conference semifinal in five games.

R.J. Umberger had two goals and an assist and Martin Biron stopped 31 shots for the Flyers, whose last appearance in the East final was in 2004 when they lost to Tampa Bay. Mike Richards and Scott Hartnell scored as Philadelphia got three second-period goals to take a 4-3 lead. Mike Knuble scored into an empty net with 50 seconds left. (More NHL stories.)

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