Start Time: 7:00pm on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Location: TD Garden
Thursday night the Flyers and Bruins did battle in what was just an overall weird game. After a scoreless first period the Flyers would come out and score twice in the second period and take command of the game. Claude Giroux opened the scoring or so we thought as the goal would later get changed to Travis Konecny as the Flyers powerplay got things rolling. Later on towards the end of the second period shortly after a powerplay expired, JVR would give the Flyers the two goal lead after a nice feed from Jake Voracek. Then the third period happened….You knew the Bruins would come out with a big push being down two goals and they did just that. Scoring just 57 seconds into the third Jack Studnicka would get the Bruins on the board and that would just be the start. It was a pretty ugly first five minutes of the period for the boys in Orange and Black as the Bruins would tie the game a little over a minute and a half later thanks to Charlie Coyle. The Flyers would finally start to get their feet under them and they were rewarded with a pretty lucky goal thanks to Travis Sanhiem to make it 3-2.
That lead wouldn’t last long though as about six minutes later the Bruins would tie it back up again and then go on to take the 4-3 lead about two minutes after tying the game. The back and forth wouldn’t stop there as the Flyers would get a later powerplay where once again JVR would break through and even things up at 4-4. You just knew any game against the Bruins would be a wild game as that usually seems to be the theme when these two teams play as 60 minutes wouldn’t be enough and we would head to overtime.
If you don’t love the 3 on 3 overtime at this point you really might want to check your pulse because it is absolutely electric. The teams would go back and forth with the Flyers having the better of the chances but Tukka Rask would stand on his head during the five minute session. He made some huge saves, robbing the Flyers of the winning goal on multiple occasions. Carter Hart didn’t have to make too many saves but the key thing is he didn’t let any in. This one would unfortunately head to a shootout.
Shootouts are one of the worst things in all of sports and we really need to get rid of them. The Bruins would beat the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout giving them the 5-4 win. The Flyers still picked up a point even though they should have had two. But they have the perfect chance to take 3 out of a possible 4 points from the Bruins tonight and I have full confidence in this teams bounce back ability.
Head To Head Record:
The Bruins lead the all time regular season series against the Flyers 126-87-21.
Projected Flyers Lines:
Projected Bruins Lines:
Projected Starting Goalies:
Carter Hart(2-1-1, 3.66 GAA, .902 SV%)
Tuukka Rask(2-1, 2.23 GAA, .892 SV%)
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