Bruins thwart Flyers comeback
The Philadelphia Flyers had a few days off thanks to Winter Storm Jonas cancelling their Saturday night game, but they didn't come out with much jump in their legs against the Boston Bruins. Things started to go wrong after a relatively soft penalty on Michael Raffl gave the Bruins a power play, on which Patrice Bergeron scored. Ten minutes later, the Bruins scored another power play goal, this time with Brad Marchand blasting in a nice feed from Zdeno Chara.
Fortunately, the Flyers came out with much more jump in the second period. They squandered a power play off the opening faceoff of the period, but earned another power play a few minutes later. On that second power play, Wayne Simmonds had a slam dunk goal after a nifty little pass in the crease from Brayden Schenn. The Flyers kept the pressure on for the rest of the period and earned two more power plays, but could not capitalize.
The third period was quieter than the first two, until Simmonds struck again to tie the game. Overtime looked likely, but the Bruins stunned the Flyers when Brett Connolly tipped in a point shot from Chara. After battling back from a 2-0 deficit, the Philadelphia Flyers fell to the Bruins 3-2.