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POSTGAME 5: Downed in Beantown

Bruins tally three on special teams, double up Flyers, 6-3

by @NHLFlyers


A four-goal second period and a good day on special teams for the Bruins, led Boston to a 6-3 victory over the Flyers on Saturday.

After trading goals in the first period knotted up at 1-1, the second period saw a total of six goals scored. Four of those came from the Bruins, who received two power-play goals from David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron and two at even strength from Tory Krug and Zdeno Chara… The Flyers tallied twice on the power play - one from Brayden Schenn and the other from Wayne Simmonds with three seconds left to close within two heading into the third period.Video: PHI@BOS: Simmonds scores alone in front for PPG

Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for a five-point game in the final two minutes of a scoreless third to walk away with the win. Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for Boston, while Michal Neuvirth stopped 33 of 38 shots in the loss.

A power-play goal with just 24 left from a five minute major was today's turning point as it gave the Bruins another two-goal lead… The goal, which was deflected and found its way just over Neuvirth shoulder, deflated a penalty kill unit that killed off 4:36 of a boarding call that gave the Bruins the man advantage midway through the second period. Patrice Bergeron's goal eventually proved to be the difference.Video: Voracek on his five-minute major after Boston


1 - Brad Marchand: Matched his career-high and recorded five points (2g-3a) in his 500th NHL game.

2 - David Krejci: Recorded one goal to give him 31 career points in 30 career games against the Flyers.

3 - Patrice Bergeron: Scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on the power play and was a +4 in the game. 


* The Flyers snapped an eight-game streak of allowing the game's first goal when Pierre-Edouard Bellemare opened the scoring 2:05 into the game… It's the second time in his career that Bellemare has had goals in consecutive games, having also done so on Feb. 25 & 27 of last season.
* The Flyers recorded 21 hits in the game, five of which were credited to Michael Del Zotto.
* Mark Streit returned to the lineup for the first time since December 11 and led the Flyers with four shots on goal and recorded an assist. He had seven total shot attempts. 
* Brayden Schenn scored a goal for the fourth straight game, which is a new career high and he is also on a five-game point streak, which ties a career high.Video: PHI@BOS: Schenn sends nifty redirection past Rask
"Yeah I think it has some effect, obviously, but I think if you take that away, we didn't play a good hockey game. You can't come in and play strong, probably the first 15 minutes… but too inconsistent, too inconsistent."
- Wayne Simmonds 

"We got to shore it up. To me, the three areas that are obvious without even digging it too deeply - spending too much time killing penalties, turning pucks over in succession at a critical time of the game to pass on the momentum, and then the mistakes that we're making this time of year, in terms of, especially right now our rush coverage. That's where it's been the last two, three games. Those are areas that get you in trouble, at this time of year especially."
- Dave HakstolVideo: Head Coach Dave Hakstol on the 6-3 loss at Boston

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