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Second period: Flyers 2, Bruins 2

Monday, 05.02.2011 / 9:20 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2011 ECSF: Philadelphia-Boston Live Blog

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2011 ECSF: Philadelphia-Boston Live Blog
Second period: Flyers 2, Bruins 2
Not as many fireworks in the second period, but we did get another in-game Philadelphia goalie change. This time, however, it appears to be due to injury. A Johnny Boychuk slap shot appeared to injure Brian Boucher somewhere. During a stoppage in play, he was checked by trainer Jim McCrossin, and left the game. He was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky, who also replaced Boucher in Game 1. However, that came after Boucher allowed five goals on 23 shots.

Bobrovsky looked good, especially during about a 60-second span late in the period when the Bruins' top line of David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic turned the Flyers' zone into a shooting gallery.

He also got some help from the post, as Krejci dinged the left post late in the period after Bobrovsky had over-committed to his left.

The Flyers had their own chance to go ahead with 7:20 left in the period when James van Riemsdyk, falling down in the Boston end, centered a pass to Nikolay  Zherdev, but Tim Thomas made another outstanding save, going post to post to get his right pad on Zherdev's shot from in close.

The one thing that really stands out after two periods is how the Bruins' forecheck has really taken the measure of the Flyers and really pushed the play in the Philadelphia end. The Krejci-Lucic-Horton line has done an especially good job.

We'll have more after the game.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK
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