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CHICAGO – Kris Versteeg scored go the go-ahead goal from the left circle with 1:30 left and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Monday night to even the Western Conference semifinal at 1-1.

Patrick Kane added an empty-netter to seal the win with 47.7 seconds left. Patrick Sharp tied the game earlier in the third for Chicago with a short-handed goal.

Game 3 will be played Wednesday night in Vancouver.

Brent Seabrook also scored for the Blackhawks.

Mason Raymond had a goal, and Mikael Samuelsson scored in the first for Vancouver.

Chicago’s Antti Niemi finished with 24 saves. Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots for Vancouver.

BOSTON (AP)?Milan Lucic scored to break a third-period tie with 2:57 left and Boston edged Philadelphia again to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.

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Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for Boston.

Brian Boucher stopped 24 shots for the Flyers, who will host Game 3 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists for Boston, and Johnny Boychuk also scored for the Bruins, who won Game 1 in overtime on Marc Savard’s goal.

Danny Briere scored for the Flyers, and assisted on Mike Richards’ goal for his fourth straight multi-point game of the playoffs.

The Bruins have won seven in a row at home. They won just three of their last 17 in Boston during the regular season after the New Year’s Day Winter Classic against the Flyers at Fenway Park.