Surprising Canadiens advance to East finals
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Brian Gionta had two power-play goals, Mike Cammalleri scored his seventh goal of the series and visiting Montreal, the team with the worst record in the playoffs, built a four-goal lead before beating Pittsburgh, 5-2, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last night.
"We played Washington and we were supposed to get killed and we played these guys and we were supposed to get killed," defenseman Hal Gill said. "It's nice to be part of a team that gets things done."
FLYERS TIE SERIES
Michael Leighton stopped 29 shots in his first start in nearly two months to help host Philadelphia beat Boston, 2-1, and force Game 7 in Boston tomorrow night.
Mike Richards and Danny Briere scored for the Flyers.
PACQUIAO WILL FIGHT
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who is awaiting formal proclamation as a newly elected congressman in the Philippines, will enter the ring again in November, his aide told The Associated Press yesterday.
Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's chief financial adviser, said that no opponent has been selected yet, amid speculation it could be Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Antonio Margarito.