Bruins exact some revenge on Flyers
No, this won’t come close to making up for blowing a 3-0 series lead to the Flyers. But at least the Bruins got rid of some of their frustrations in this one.
Bruins 3, Flyers 0
1 A little taste of revenge, right? — No, this won’t come close to making up for blowing a 3-0 series lead to the Flyers. But at least the Bruins got rid of some of their frustrations in this one. First period goals by Patrice Bergeron on the power play and 18-year-old rookie Tyler Seguin — off Michael Ryder’s perfect setup — were all they needed. The Flyers dropped their third straight game — despite 29 saves from rookie netminder Sergei Bobrovsky.
2 Thomas keeps stating his case — Last year, Boston goalie Tim Thomas watched the Bruins’ epic playoff collapse helplessly from the bench, as rookie sensation Tuukka Rask took the fall. Now, after being shopped around in the offseason, he’s re-claimed the job and has been sensational. The 36-year-old Thomas came into this one 11-2-1 with a 1.56 goals-against average, and proceeded to lower that with 41 saves against the Flyers — many of them spectacular, including a penalty-shot stop on Scott Hartnell.
3 Somebody turn the power back on — The Flyers continue to struggle mightily on the power play, going 0-for-4 last night. In their last eight contests, the Orange & Black are now a sorry 2-for-37, or 5.4 percent, with the man-advantage. In the 11 games they’ve failed to win this year — seven coming in regulation — they’re even worse, going 2-for-45 (4.4 percent). Not exactly a great recipe for winning hockey games in the NHL.