Canucks avoid historic collapse

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks avoided a historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks out in the first round with a 2-1 win in Game 7 on Tuesday night.

Defending champion Chicago roared back from a 3-0 series deficit, threatening to spoil the Canucks' Presidents Trophy-winning season by becoming just the fourth team in NHL history to erase an 0-3 series deficit.

Flyers 5, Sabres 2

At Philadelphia, Brian Boucher stopped 25 shots and Philadelphia won Game 7 of its first-round series to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Canadiens 2, Bruins 1

At Montreal, Brian Gionta and Michael Cammalleri scored during two separate two-man advantages to help Montreal force a decisive Game 7.

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