- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Darryl Boyce scored the go-ahead goal with 4:30 left in the third period in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Nikolai Kulemin and Dion Phaneuf also scored for the Maple Leafs, coming off a 3-2 overtime victory over Pittsburgh at home Wednesday night. Toronto, fighting for a playoff spot, 10-2-4 since the All-Star break.

Kris Versteeg scored twice for the Flyers against his former team. Toronto traded him to Philadelphia last month. The Eastern Conference-leading Flyers lost consecutive games for the first time since last December.

Bruins 2, Lightning 1


BOSTON (AP) _ Milan Lucic broke tie with 3:42 left and Boston won its seventh straight to break a tie with Tampa Bay for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Steven Kampfer also scored for the Bruins, coming off a six-game trip. The Bruins pulled two points ahead of Tampa Bay and clinched the tiebreaker with a 3-1 series victory.

Tim Thomas had 27 saves for the Bruins, allowing only Eric Brewer’s goal.

Hurricanes 3, Sabres 2, OT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Jamie McBain scored 26 seconds into overtime for Carolina.

Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen rushed the puck over the Sabres’ blue line and waited for the trailing McBain. McBain’s slap shot made it through traffic before sneaking through goalie Ryan Miller’s legs.

Chad LaRose and Jiri Tlusty also scored for Carolina, 11-3-2 in its last 16 home games. The Hurricanes won consecutive games for the first time since the end of January. Cam Ward made 27 saves.

Newly acquired Brad Boyes scored his second goal in two games for the Sabres, Steve Montador also had a goal and Miller made 21 saves.

With the victory Carolina moved to seventh in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of the New York Rangers and three ahead of Buffalo.

Capitals 3, Blues 2

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Newcomer Jason Arnott scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:19 left, and Washington beat St. Louis for its third straight victory.

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