Boucher and Flyers knock out Devils in 1st round

(AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers were the last team into the Stanley Cup playoffs, but are the first to reach thesecond round.

Given a second chance to knock out the New Jersey Devils 10years after squandering their first opportunity, Flyers goalieBrian Boucher was brilliant on Thursday night as Philadelphia won3-0 in Game 5 to finish off the series Thursday night.

Claude Giroux scored twice in the second period after DannyBriere had given the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first. Boucher madethe offense stand up as Philadelphia beat New Jersey for the ninthtime in 11 meetings this season.

Boucher finished with 27 saves for his second career NHL playoffshutout.

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