Flyers take Game 1 against Devils

(AP) - Brian Boucher had 23 saves in his firstplayoff start in eight years and the Philadelphia Flyers beat theNew Jersey Devils 2-1 in Game 1 of their first-round EasternConference series Wednesday night.

Big Chris Pronger and Mike Richards scored second-period goalsas the Flyers rode the momentum of claiming the NHL's last playoffberth on the final day of the regular season to yet another winover New Jersey.

While the Flyers are the No. 7 seed in the conference, they wonfive of six games against the Devils in the regular season andsecond-seeded New Jersey had few answers in the postseason againsta rock-solid Boucher.

With the win, the Flyers grabbed home-ice advantage, headinginto Friday night's game in the best-of-7 series, which also willbe played at the Prudential Center.

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