- Associated Press - Sunday, April 24, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. | Ville Leino scored 4:43 into overtime and Brian Boucher’s return in yet another relief appearance sparked the Philadelphia Flyers to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres.

Danny Briere scored twice and Boucher stopped 24 shots over the final two periods and overtime in a 5-4 victory Sunday in what’s been a tightly contested and topsy-turvy series that heads to the deciding game at Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Boucher took over to start the second period after Michael Leighton allowed three goals on the first seven shots he faced. Scott Hartnell had a goal and assist and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Flyers, who overcame a two-goal deficit while drawing upon Chris Pronger’s presence.

The gritty defenseman played sparingly in his game after missing 21 with a broken right hand.

Thomas Vanek scored twice for Buffalo, while Rob Niedermayer and Nathan Gerbe also scored.

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