Flyers to start Leighton in net in Game 2

The Sports Network

5/30/2010 11:24:51 PM

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette announced Sunday that Michael Leighton will be the starting netminder in Monday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Leighton, who has started the last eight games following an injury to Brian Boucher, allowed five goals on 20 shots in a 6-5 loss to Chicago in Game 1.

Boucher -- in his first game available since his knee injury -- was called upon to relieve Leighton, and allowed the decisive goal on 12 shots.

Leighton is 6-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average in his first career playoff run after being picked up on waivers by the Flyers in December. He went down with an injury in March and did not return until Game 5 of the conference semis against Boston.