Red Wings 5, Avalanche 1
DETROIT — Johan Franzen scored three times to lift Detroit over the banged-up Avs, giving the NHL’s top-seeded team a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Colorado’s Ian Laperriere scored early in the third period, avoiding a shutout. Chris Osgood made 19 saves for the Red Wings, and Valtteri Filppula and Henrik Zetterberg added goals. Colorado’s Jose Theodore gave up four goals on 20 shots and was pulled for a second straight game. Peter Budaj stopped all 12 shots he faced in the second period and finished with 19 saves. The Avs played without center Peter Forsberg (groin), defenseman Scott Hannan (lower-body injury) and winger Wojtek Wolski (upper-body injury).
Flyers 4, Canadiens 2
MONTREAL — R.J. Umberger scored twice and Martin Biron made 34 saves to help Philadelphia even the series at a game apiece. Jeff Carter and Daniel Briere also scored to help the Flyers. Saku Koivu and Andrei Markov scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 19 saves.