NHL Game Summary - Boston at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, December 1st)
Final Score: Boston 3, Philadelphia 0
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Tim Thomas made 41 stops for his fifth
shutout of the season and remained perfect on the road, as the Boston Bruins
got some revenge on the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-0 win at Wells Fargo
The last time these teams faced each other was in last season's Eastern
Conference Semifinals, which saw the Flyers become just the third team in NHL
history to rally from a 3-0 series deficit by winning the last four games.
Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic each had a goal for the Bruins,
who had dropped four of five coming into the contest. Thomas ran his record on
the road this season to 9-0-0.
"I watch them on TV and even last year in the playoffs and they do some pretty
funny stuff," said Thomas. It isn't just shooting from the outside and
crashing the net, they do a little bit of everything so I was trying to be
ready for anything."
Sergei Bobrovsky allowed two goals on 31 shots for the Flyers, who have lost
three straight for the first time since a three-game slump from October 14-21.
"It's not like we played really bad tonight but I think we can be better,"
said Flyers forward Claude Giroux. "It's going to be a big weekend for us this
The Bruins scored twice in the first period despite being outshot, 15-10.
The first goal came at the 5:40 mark with Boston on the man advantage.
Bobrovsky made a nice stop on a Lucic shot from down low and the puck was
sitting at the goalmouth. A Flyer attempted to clear the puck up the middle,
but Bergeron grabbed it and shot it home with the goaltender still on the ice.
Seguin made it a 2-0 game with his fifth goal of the season with 4:48 left in
the first. Brad Marchand received the puck while stationary at the left point
and hit a skating Michael Ryder, who then slid the puck over to Seguin in the
low slot where he roofed it over Bobrovsky.
"I'm not sure what our record is offhand when we score the first goal but I
know it's pretty good," said Seguin. "That's one of the main things we've been
trying to change the last couple games, is not doing that. Tonight we did
Thomas made 16 saves in the second period, including a penalty shot stop on
Scott Hartnell with 2:40 left as he made a glove stop to keep the Flyers
The Flyers kept coming at the Bruins in the third, but were unable to solve
Thomas and Lucic's empty-net goal with under two minutes to play sealed the
Philadelphia hosts New Jersey on Saturday...Boston returns home to face Tampa
Bay on Thursday...Boston has won eight of the last 10 regular-season games in
Philly...It was the 22nd shutout of Thomas' career...Boston went 1-for-2 on
the power play while Philly was 0-for-4.
12/01 22:58:58 ET