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Matt Fraser lifts Bruins past Canadiens

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POSTED May 9, 2014 12:34 a.m.

MONTREAL (AP) — Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta.

Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, the 23-year-old Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

“It’s something I dreamed about many times on the outdoor rinks growing up,” Fraser said. “It’s every kid’s dream to score in overtime. ... Words can’t even describe that feeling. I just watched the replay of it and I don’t even want to begin to try to explain that because it’s something I wish that every kid could feel.”

The goal tied the Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-2.

Teemu leads Ducks past

Kings 3-2, back into series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, Corey Perry got his first goal of the series, and Anaheim trimmed Los Angeles’ series lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference semifinals.

Jonas Hiller made seven saves in the final 9:58 after rookie goalie Frederik Andersen left with a right leg injury for the Ducks, who bounced back from two narrow losses in Anaheim to open the series.

Ben Lovejoy added a goal with 2:55 to play as Anaheim snapped the Kings’ six-game winning streak.

Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for the Kings, who hadn’t lost since Game 3 of their stunning first-round series against San Jose.

With Quick pulled for an extra attacker, Richards scored with 30 seconds left when he batted home a rebound of Tanner Pearson’s shot, but the top-seeded Ducks hung on for just their third win in their last seven playoff games.

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