BOSTON, MA— The Philadelphia Flyers stunned the Boston Bruins in overtime 3-2.
Flyers’ goaltender Brian Elliot rebounded from his poor road games, saving 27 shots. In the past 4 road games, he had averaged 5 goals against.
The Flyers drew first blood, with Travis Konecny finishing a pass through the crease from Claude Giroux.
With 3 minutes left in the first period, Flyers’ Jakub Voracek fell over in his defensive zone and turned it over. Karson Kuhlman skated in and ripped it over Elliott’s shoulder, tying it at 1-1.
In the last minute of the first period, Shayne Gostisbehere was called for a penalty. The Bruins pounced on the man advantage. David Pasternak moved toward the net and fed it to Patrice Bergeron, who tapped it in to go up 2-1. With that goal, Bergeron moved into 4th all-time for most points in Bruins history.
Bruins’ goaltender Daniel Vladar played a strong game, keeping the Bruins within one goal until the Bruins could bounce back. Vladar had 29 saves, with two of the three goals coming from good screens in front of him.
Seven minutes into the third period, Sean Couturier snapped a shot over Vladar’s glove hand to tie the game.
Vladar made an amazing save on Voracek to stay alive in overtime, barely getting his left pad on the puck.
Two minutes later, Travis Sanheim blocked Bergeron’s shot, who fell over trying to get back on defense. Sanheim skated in alone on Vladar and scored, winning the game for the Flyers.
The Flyers and Bruins face off twice in the next 3 games. With the teams jostling for the last playoff spot in the MassMutual East division, each game matters.
Bruins @ Flyers, Tuesday, April 6, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia