Tuukka Rask collected 34 saves as Blake Wheeler and Miroslav Satan scored 94 seconds apart for the Boston Bruins to gain the early advantage en route to claiming victory over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 Wednesday at the Wachovia Center. Boston now leads the series 3-0 with Game 4 scheduled for Friday night. “We are in good shape, but now we have to take care of business,” said Rask. “It was just one of those games when you see a lot of shots, you feel comfortable, you’re not making any extra moves and you’re standing there and everything seems to hit you.”
Philadelphia’s Arron Asham notched the initial goal of the contest before Wheeler and Satan came through for the B’s just minutes later. Following a defensive battle in the second, Mark Recchi came up with a power play score 2:30 into the third block. Patrice Bergeron then supplied the unassisted dagger late in the game on empty net.
In their longtime post-season history the Flyers have never finished on top when trailing 0-2. The B’s are 30-12 after winner Game 3. If Philly can find a way to win tomorrow, the series will return to Boston for Game 5 on Monday, May 10th at 7:00 PM. Purchase your Boston Bruins playoff tickets with us at Ace!
Milan Lucic supplied the go-ahead goal with 3 minutes left in regulation for the Boston Bruins to win 3-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers last night at the TD Garden. The Bruins certainly capitalized at home, now holding the 2-0 series lead looking ahead to their next two games starting Wednesday in Philadelphia. Lucic’s turnaround slap shot in the third block marked his first goal this postseason. “I was trying to block the defense out and wheel and shoot,” said Lucic. “Luckily, it found a hole. It was more a relief than anything else. Especially when it’s a game-winner like that.”
Johnny Boychuk opened the festivities for Boston with a goal 5:12 into the first period. Mike Richards then retaliated for the Flyers before Miroslav Satan helped the B’s regain control midway through the second. Danny Briere scored in the final minute, eventually setting the stage for Lucic in the end. Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots-on-goal to earn a .923 save percentage. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are still available with us at Ace!
With the Capitals loss to the Canadiens in game 7 of their round 1 series the Bruins will now play the Philadelphia Flyers in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The series will kick off in Boston on Saturday May 1 at 12:30 pm at the TD Garden.
Round 2 Schedule: Bruins vs Flyers
Game 1 – 5/1/2010 12:30 at Boston
Game 2 – 5/3/2010 7:00 at Boston
Game 3 – 5/5/2010 7:00 at Philadelphia
Game 4 – 5/7/2010 7:00 at Philadelphia
Game 5 – 5/10/2010 7:00 at Boston
Game 6 – 5/12/2010 TBD at Philadelphia
Game 7 – 5/14/2010 7:00 at Boston
Bruins playoff tickets are available for all potential games. If you purchased tickets before these dates were announced please adhere to the game description you purchased. Anything tickets purchased for Bruins Home Game 1 (originally listed as 4/29) will be honored at Saturday’s 5/1 game at the TD Garden.
Matt Carle and Ville Leino supplied the early goals in the first 10 minutes of play for the Philadelphia Flyers to cruise past the New Jersey Devils 5-1 yesterday at the Wachovia Center. Courtesy of Kimmo Timonen and Lukas Krajicek, the Flyers found themselves up four before the start of the third. Ilya Kovalchuk then posted the only goal for NJ 10:20 into the final block before Simon Gagne answered back to put the game out of reach.
“I think it was the leaders getting together, stepping up and saying that I think everyone was focusing on the big picture,” said Flyers captain Mike Richards. “Prongs, Kimmo and Gagne, we all thought that and wanted to settle everything down. You kind of get lost in the mix sometimes, and you need to focus on game by game.”
The 38-32-6 Flyers were able to snap a five game skid with the recent victory, winning their last seven of nine at home with six games remaining in the regular season. They are next scheduled to face the New York Islanders Thursday, April 1st. The Devils are set to welcome the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center tonight at 7:00 PM.
Simon Gagne produced the final goal in overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers to defeat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 for the second time in three days Wednesday night at the Prudential Center. The Devils started strong in the first eight minutes of regulation with two goals from Travis Zajac and Rob Niedermayer. Arron Asham cut the lead in half just 32 seconds after NJ posted their second goal to wrap the scoring in the first block.
The second period featured a Jeff Carter goal to tie it up as the Flyers defense held the Devils scoreless. Both teams suffered in regards to offensive production in the third, leaving Gagne to clinch the win for Philadelphia 3:27 into OT.
“I think it is a good test to show what we are made of, where this team has come from and where this team needs to get to,” said Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger. “We certainly don’t want to make a habit of getting down 2-0 in games and hopefully, that will be the last. Like I said, you don’t do this against the New Jersey Devils too often.”
New Jersey will next play host to the Florida Panthers tomorrow night as the Flyers prepare for back-to-back games against the Montreal Canadiens.
The city of Boston heard the roars from the 40,000 in attendance following Marco Sturm’s go-ahead goal in overtime for the Bruins to battle past the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 New Years Day at Fenway. Sturm was rightfully ecstatic after creating hockey’s first walk-off inside America’s most beloved ballpark, saying “It’s probably going to be my most memorable goal ever and I’m going to enjoy it.”
Both the Bruins and Flyers were unable to produce any goals in the opening period. Danny Syvret eventually found the net 4:42 into the second block. Fans and players alike were worried they wouldn’t be able to celebrate a Bruins score in Boston’s first Winter Classic. Mark Recchi then came through in the clutch with 2:18 left in regulation, capitalizing on a power play opportunity to tie it up and continue the outdoor festivities.
Goalie Tim Thomas supplied a pair of thrilling saves in overtime, proving himself worthy to represent team USA in the upcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver. Soon after the B’s took control on the other end to wrap yet another unforgettable contest at the home of the Boston Red Sox. The Bruins are now looking ahead to their next game against the New York Rangers tonight at 7:00 PM. Boston Bruins tickets are now available with us at Ace!
The Boston Bruins are ready for their upcoming Winter Classic showdown, and they certainly showed it Wednesday night against the Atlanta Thrashers. Tuukka Rask shut out the Atlanta attack at the Garden with 18 saves while the offense netted four goals, giving the Bruins some momentum as they approach the highly anticipated outdoor event on January 1st.
“Everyone was on board right from the beginning, really focused,” said captain Zdeno Chara. “Everybody was going every shift out there with a purpose.” Byron Bitz opened the door for the B’s with the initial goal 6:33 into the first period, followed by an additional two courtesy of Marco Sturm and Steve Begin. The second block was quiet until Patrice Bergeron found the net three minutes before the start of the third. From there it was all defense to close it out for Boston. Don’t miss your chance to see the Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park!
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Kimmo Timonen sent the puck the length of the ice through the air on empty net in the final minute to supply the dagger for the Philadelphia Flyers to defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 yesterday at the TD Garden. Both teams are surely looking forward to the 2010 Winter Classic events on New Years Day for when they square off at Fenway Park. “The stage is set. I guess you can say that,” said Philadelphia forward James van Riemsdyk. “We’ve got a few games to go; it’s still a few weeks away. But it’s going to be cool.”
The majority of the first two periods showcased a scoreless defensive battle, until Vladimir Sobotka found the net 18:32 into the second. The Flyers then took control to start the third period with a pair of goals from Timonen and Riemsdyk. Kimmo then pumped his statline to finally close it out with the cross-ice goal.
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The process of building the ice rink in Fenway Park has officially begun for the 2010 Winter Classic. The Boston Bruins are set for their New Year’s Day showdown against the Philadelphia Flyers, with Hockey East teams taking the ice the following weekend. Don’t forget the Legends Classic game on January 2nd, featuring former NHL stand-outs that include Brian Leetch, Pat LaFontaine, Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, and Ken Hodge.
Bruins players are certainly counting down the days to kick off the new year with some exciting hockey. “I know it’s going to be really busy and I know it’s going to be very special, but until you experience it you can’t dream about it or imagine it,” said Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara. “I’m sure it’s going to be a lot more than you would ever think it’s going to be. I’m sure it’s going to be really loud and being outdoors it will feel kind of weird. When I talked to people that already played some Winter Classics they say once you step on the ice it feels like the ice is so much bigger.”
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America’s most beloved ballpark is set to feature a Legends competition Saturday, January 2nd at 2:00 PM. It will serve as one of the many events scheduled around the Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The following week will showcase Hockey East teams between BC, BU (men), Northeastern, and UNH (women).
Hall of Famer Cam Neely will participate in the old timer classic along with former NHL standouts Brian Leetch, Pat LaFontaine, Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, Ken Hodge, Ken Linseman, Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Brad Park, Johnny MacKenzie, Bob Sweeny, and Don Sweeny. Hollywood’s Denis Leary, Tim Robbins, and Bobby Farrelly will also take part in the festivities. Check back soon for Legends Classic tickets!