Flyers Rally Devils 4-3

Published May 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Rick Tocchet had two goals and assisted with the game-winner early in the period as the Flyers rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in Pennsylvania Tuesday. 

The Flyers came back from a 3-1 deficit to even the series at 1-1, scoring three goals over 2:37 of the second and third period. Tocchet was on the ice for all of Philadelphia's goals.  

"Whether we win or not, this team is special, I don't care what happens from here on out," Tocchet told AP. "Like I said, the stuff that has gone on here, it's amazing what these guys have done. It could be a nice story." 

After taking Sunday's series opener 4-1, the Devils dominated game two for 38 minutes, taking a 3-1 lead. But defenseman Eric Desjardins scored with 38.8 seconds left in the second period to spark Philadelphia's comeback. 

Daymond Langkow took a hard shoulder check from defenseman Scott Stevens and appeared to strike the left side of his face as he hit the ice. He was taken to the locker room and did not return. 

The Devils were limited to five shots and even fewer scoring chances in the third period. They pulled Brodeur for an extra attacker in the final minute, but rookie Brian Boucher stopped Claude Lemieux's wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle with 35.5 seconds left and turned aside Patrik Elias' backhander with 12 seconds to play. 

Rookie Scott Gomez had a goal and an assist for New Jersey, which hosts game three on Thursday - (Several Sources) 

 

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