The Philadelphia Flyers came into today’s 1:00 PM game versus the Boston Bruins on a 9 game losing streak. Flyers put up the worst effort of the year last game versus the Sharks and Giroux called a closed door meeting straight after the game. Brian Elliott got the start in goal today after resting last game.
A very physical and pretty even first period with chances for both teams but Boston scored the only goal of the period after a turnover by Nolan Patrick. Ryan Spooner scored on a breakaway, beating Elliott between the legs. Flyers struggled throughout the first period to sustain pressure in the Bruins zone mainly due to poor passing, but had some chances especially on the powerplay.
Boston had another big chance to score but Elliott made a great save in close and had some help by the post aswell.
Ivan Provorov laid a big hit on Brad Marchand at the end of the first period. Provorov got a penalty on the play.
Wayne Simmonds looks to be back to his usual self after his game has struggled for the last 10 games or so. He fought Kevan Miller early in the period.
Second period didnt go any better for the Flyers. Bruins scored two more goals both after bad icings from the Flyers. Bruins headed into the third with a 3-0 lead.
Flyers thought they were finally getting on the board after a Giroux snipe on the powerplay but it was taken away because of goalie interference.
Flyers were one period away from losing their 10th straight game heading into the third period. Flyers never really got anything going in the third period, failing to create a single high scoring chance in 20 minutes even after Hakstol decided to shorten the bench by benching Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny for the majority of the period. 10th straight loss is now in the books. Flyers went 0-6 on the powerplay with one disallowed goal. Not good enough from the Orange & Black.
Stars of the game
Brad Marchand – Scored a goal and added an assist. He was all over the ice and was easily the best player of the game.
David Pastrnak – Scored the second goal of the game and added an assist in a overall great game by the young czech forward.
Tuukka Rask – Rask saved all 28 shots and was solid in net for the Bruins.
Flyers play Calgary Flames 9:00PM on Monday.