Boston 3, Philadelphia 2

Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 41-22-2-6 18-10-1-4 23-12-1-2 L1
Boston 41-27-1-2 21-13-1-1 20-14-0-1 W1


: Goaltender Tim Thomas improved to 6-0 in shootouts as host Boston snapped a four-game losing streak.

Tyler Seguin had a goal in regulation and scored one of the Bruins' three goals in the shootout as Boston handed Philadelphia only its second loss in nine games.

David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron also tallied in the extra session to snap Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's seven-game winning streak.

Thomas denied Danny Briere to clinch the victory, moving Boston back atop the Northeast Division. Ottawa dropped a 3-1 decision to Toronto on Saturday night.

Thomas turned aside 27 shots and improved to 11-1-1 in his last 13 starts against the Flyers.

Chris Kelly also scored in regulation for the Bruins, who improved to 27-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Matt Read had a goal and an assist and Jakub Voracek added a goal for Philadelphia, which lost for the ninth time in 10 meetings against Boston despite erasing a 2-0 lead.

The Bruins, who had allowed the first two goals in four straight games, opened the scoring for the first time in eight games when Kelly pounced on a rebound and scooped it past Bryzgalov less than 6 1/2 minutes in.

Seguin doubled the lead at 17:07 of the first, but the Flyers cut the deficit in half when Read redirected a one-timer from Briere on the power play midway through the second period.

Philadelphia got the equalizer with 4:17 left in regulation when Voracek redirected a wrist shot from the point by Braydon Coburn for his third goal in four games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Flyers D Andreas Lilja left the game in the first period after being struck in the throat with a puck. He did not return.  ... RW Maxime Talbot also exited the game with an upper-body injury. He got the worst of it in a fight with Bruins D Johnny Boychuk. ... Boston D Joe Corvo was a healthy scratch, missing his first game of the season. ... The Bruins opened the scoring for the first time since March 3 against the New York Islanders.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Boston
Matt Read 2 Points Chris Kelly 1
Matt Read 1 Goals Chris Kelly 1
Matt Read 1 Assists Patrice Bergeron 1
Matt Read 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .939 Save Percentage Tim Thomas .931
Ilya Bryzgalov 31 Saves Tim Thomas 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 29 2 1-4 2-2 14 20
Boston 33 3 0-2 3-4 18 35

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game at home against Toronto. The Bruins have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Flyers have a W/L % of .463 after a win and .733 after a loss.
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