Flyers beat the Bruins, will play the Sabres at 2pm with the trade deadline looming
The Flyers beat the Bruins 3-2 yesterday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. It was their first and only win this season over the Bruins, who currently hold the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Division with 16 games left to play. The Flyers are in fifth place with a record of 19-15-6.
The orange and black are 4-2-2 in their last eight games and even though the Flyers have been able to improve their play after a terrible month of March, it may be too late. The Bruins are 6-1-1 against the Flyers this season and have a very easy schedule ahead of them with a total of six games left against the bottom feeders of the East in the Sabres and Devils.
In yesterday’s game, the Flyers’ penalty kill went 4-for-4 and they held the Bruins scoreless in the final frame. To put that into perspective, entering yesterday’s game, the Bruins were 10-for-20 against the Flyers power play this season and outscored the Flyers 14-7 in the final 20 minutes of games this year.
Sean Couterier scored the game-winning seven minutes into the third period on a sharp pass from Joel Farabee. TK scored in the first period and had a beautiful assist on Shayne Gostisbehere’s power play goal just over five minutes later. TK has put up 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) over the last 22 games. Ghost, has scored seven goals and tallied 13 points in 30 games.
Brian Elliot was sharp with 30 saves and the Flyers continue to make things interesting by hanging around in “contention” for the playoffs with one game left before the trade deadline.
Puck drops against the Sabres at 2 PM today.
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