March 17, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Flyers


PHI - 1
BOS - 2

PHI - 15
BOS - 19

Two periods are in the books at the Garden where the Flyers have cut the Bruins' lead in half. 

Boston led 2-0 after one and kept the Flyers from putting any pucks on Thomas for most of the first half of the second period.

With 9:16 gone in the frame, Matt Read stationed himself in front during a Philly power play. Read tipped a shot from Danny Briere past Thomas to make it 2-1.

That was just about the only substantial moment in the period. The only other eventful happening was a quick bout between Johnny Boychuk and Max Talbot. No. 55 pounded on the Flyers' forward with a number of thunderous right-handed jabs.


PHI - 0
BOS - 2

PHI - 7
BOS - 11

Twenty minutes are in the books and the Bruins are actually not trailing by two. In fact, they're up by two. The Flyers must be embarrassed.

Chris Kelly opened the scoring at the 6:23 mark. Ilya Bryzgalov gave up a juicy rebound on a shot by Benoit Pouliot and Kelly cleaned up the rebound.

With 2:53 remaining, Patrice Bergeron set Tyler Seguin up from behind the net. His 25th of the season stakes the Bruins to a 2-0 lead.

Philadelphia's best bid came with roughly six minutes to go. Claude Giroux sent Jaromir Jagr -- fresh out of the box -- in on a breakaway. Tim Thomas came up with a huge stop.

Greg Campbell and Zac Rinaldo dropped the gloves just 1:55 into the contest.