Hartnell’s Natural Hat Trick And Talbot’s Two-Goal Game Not Enough Against Bruins

Scott Hartnell’s natural hat trick in the second period wasn’t enough for the Philadelphia Flyers, as they put up a great fight but fell to the Boston Bruins by a 6-5 count on Sunday evening thanks to Tyler Seguin’s shootout winner. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Seguin each registered a goal and an assist, while Adam McQuaid had two assists for Boston. Tim Thomas stopped 33 of the Flyers’ 38 shots and picked up an atypical win in the process. Seguin notched the decisive goal in the shootout, as he undressed Ilya Bryzgalov before he slid the puck …

Bruins Pound Flyers 7-3 In Game 1

The Bruins aren’t the Sabres and the Flyers learned that the hard way Saturday afternoon, dropping the opening game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 7-3. Tim Thomas had 31 saves on 34 shots while both David Krejci and Brad Marchand had two-goal games to help the Bruins win. Patrice Bergeron had three assists as Boston grabbed the 1-0 lead in the series. It was the first time since 1988 that Boston scored at least seven times in a playoff game, and it was the first time in five years that Philadelphia allowed that many. In front of their home crowd, …

Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers Preview

Game 75: Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 pm, CSN Bruins’ Records Overall Record: 41-23-10 Away Record: 23-10-5 Record vs. Flyers: 2-0-1 Away Record vs. Flyers: 1-0-0 Flyers’ Records Overall Record: 45-19-10 Home Record: 21-10-6 Record vs. Bruins: 1-2-0 Home Record vs. Bruins: 0-1-0 The Numbers Flyers’ Winning % vs. Bruins: .333, 1/3 games (21st) Flyers’ Points % vs. Bruins: .333, 2/6 pts (25th) Flyers’ Losing % vs. Bruins: .667, 2/3 games (10th) Flyers’ Goals/Game vs. Bruins: 2.33, 7 goals/3 games (22nd) Bruins’ Goals/Game vs. Flyers: 3.67, 11 goals/3 games (5th) Flyers’ Shots/Game vs. Bruins: 36.33, 109 shots/3 games (7th) …

Flight Plan Week of 01.09.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers won all three of their games this past week, although two of them were against the New Jersey Devils and those four points were about as easy as they come for this team. The Flyers’ impressive win over the bruised and battered Detroit Red wings however, was a classic example of Peter Laviolette’s up-tempo left-wing lock system. The Flyers were constantly getting the puck deep through two periods of play and were relentless on the forecheck, out hitting and outshooting the Red Wings 22-18 and 32-27 respectively. The Flyers eventually pounded in three goals on Jimmy Howard …