Flyers Force Game 5

Philly fends off sweep with 4-2 win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 10:35 PM CDT
Flyers Force Game 5
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Martin Biron (43) and forward Joffrey Lupul (15) celebrate the Flyers' 4-2 win.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Pittsburgh Penguins' road to the Stanley Cup finals along the Pennsylvania Turnpike took an unexpected detour. The smooth ride through 12 playoff games got a bit bumpier when the Philadelphia Flyers staved off elimination from the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory Thursday night, forcing a Game 5 in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Just as they did after taking a 3-0 lead over the New York Rangers in the second round, the Penguins were beaten on the road in Game 4. Pittsburgh wrapped up that series at home in its next chance, shaking off its only other loss in the playoffs. The Flyers followed the lead set Wednesday by the Dallas Stars, who stayed alive in the West. (More NHL stories.)

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