HUZZAH! Who doesn't like beating those ugly jerks from Philly?
Uh oh, Claude Giroux scores on Thomas 5 minutes in.
0-1. Luckily, Steve Montador and Daniel Carcillo fight immediately afterwards. Montador loses his second fight in 2 days. He is approximately the same fighting powerhouse as a matador's cape, from what I've seen. Granted, Carcillo's pretty good at the whole thing. hockeyfights.com has it.
It's a good thing they fought, too, because about 5 minutes later Ryder and Lucic are streaking towards the net. Lucic puts his stick on the ice behind Nittymaki, and Ryder moves down the side. He puts it across. Tape to tape to net.
1-1. Always good to see Lucic score a goal.
Then the Flyers get themselves a penalty. Then a minute later they do the same thing. Welcome to the kingdom of the 5-on-3, where a Wideman slapper from the high slot is king.
2-1. Bruins take the lead, Wideman finally puts one in, I like this in a big way.
It's throwback time soon after that. Ryder gets the pass in the neutral zone, he gives it to Krejci. Krejci and Lucic fly towards the net. Krejci passes it across, Lucic puts it past Antero.
3-1. Looks pretty good.
Then the ref decides to give philly a 5-on-3 for approximately no reason at all.
The Bruins kill it. Mostly thanks to Tim Thomas, who had some amazing saves all game. Here's the best, probably:
At some point, Jack Edwards does this:
Thanks to Puck the Media for the clip!
Later, Mike Richards.
3-2. I'm pretty jealous of philly for him.
The Bruins scrum around the net a bunch. Mark Recchi says "thanks for the memories" and scores one up close. A very pretty shot.
4-2. If anyone didn't like the RECCHING BALL before, you should love him by now. He's got 16 20-goal seasons under his belt after last night.
Scott Hartnell litters and Andrew Ference's ENVIRONMENTALIST RAGE leads to a little fight. Hockeyfights has it.
4-3. Rough luck on that one.
Philadelphia and Boston love winning in the other's building.
Thomas made 45 saves. Wow.
vs. PHI: 2-1-1
Record: 48-17-10 (W 3)
Away: 23-11-4 (W 2)