Tyler Seguin scored the first of three Bruins' goals in a span of 2:18 in the Flyers' 3-0 loss to the Bruins.
In a span of 2 minutes and 18 seconds, the game was essentially over. The Bruins had finally cracked the Flyers' defense 11 minutes into the first. Three goals later, the Flyers were in a hole they couldn't escape.
The Bruins scored all three of their goals in the first period while Tuukka Rask stopped one feeble scoring attempt after another in a 3-0 shutout for the Bruins.
Tyler Seguin scored the first goal at 11:53 on the power play off a nice feed in front by Milan Lucic. One minute, 35 seconds later, Chris Kelly beat Bryzgalov to make it 2-0. 43 seconds after that, Daniel Paille scored to make it 3-0.
That was it for the first. Shots came at a premium. The Flyers had five shots. The Bruins had six. The difference: three Bruins shots found the back of the net.
Bryzgalov was better in the final two periods in front of a still-shaky defense and an offense that could just never seem to put it together. Bryzgalov would still go on to make 25 saves in the losing effort while Rask stopped all 23 shots the Flyers took.
According to reports, the Flyers have already had a closed door meeting between the players and coaches. It still may be too little too late.
The Flyers could still compete. There are plenty of teams that lack talent and ability in the conference that should, should, make for easy wins. Even if the Flyers manage to sneak into the playoffs, this is not a Cup-contending team. Plain and simple.
The Flyers have one game left in this hellish week. They host the Sabres tomorrow night. Then the Flyers play a total of three games in the next two weeks. It might be the best stretch of the season considering the results this week.