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Kotkaniemi ejected for boarding in must-win game for Habs

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Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi was handed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim during the second period of Game 5 on Wednesday.

Sanheim, who ranks third among Flyers players in average ice time per game this postseason (19:56), remained in the contest despite being shaken up on the play.

Philadelphia converted twice on the ensuing power play with a pair of goals from Jakub Voracek.

The Flyers own a 3-1 series lead over Montreal and will advance to the second round with a win Wednesday.

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