Tim Kerr and Derrick Smith scored two goals apiece Thursday night to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, tying their Stanley Cup quarterfinal at 3-3.
The deciding seventh game of the Patrick Division final will be played Saturday night in Pittsburgh with the winner advancing to play Montreal in the Wales Conference final.Kerr, whose 14 goals are the most in the postseason, gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 4:28 into the first period, a mere seven seconds after a Philadelphia power play had expired.
Mike Bullard, a former star for the Penguins, passed the puck from behind the net to Kerr, whose 20-foot slap shot beat Pittsburgh goaltender Tom Barrasso to the glove side.
Kerr's second goal put Philadelphia ahead 2-0 at 18:22 of the period as he tipped a slap shot by Mark Howe past Barrasso.
The Flyers, who in Game 5 fell behind 4-0 in the first period en route to a 10-7 loss, dominated play from the outset and outshot the Penguins 12-8 in the first 20 minutes.