By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88
There was no love lost between these two teams tonight as the Bruins outshot and outplayed the Flyers to win 5-2. After a five-day layoff for the Bruins, the boys were back in action as they won their third match-up in the first game of a back-to-back.
Both teams were scoreless as the Flyers went on the man advantage as Boston’s Taylor Hall was called for tripping against Claude Giroux. Halfway through the period, the Bruins would be on the power play as Giroux was called for tripping against Brandon Carlo. Boston would be on a five-on-three man advantage briefly however were unable to get one past Flyers’ goaltender Martin Jones.
Linus Ullmark was tested throughout the power play as Giroux made a play as soon as he stepped out of the penalty box. At 18:25, Boston’s fourth line got on the scoreboard as Tomas Nosek scored off an Anton Blidh backhand pass making it 1-0.
SCORE END OF FIRST: BOS-1, PHI-0
SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-21, PHI-8
The second period opened up with Boston’s Derek Forbort scoring, giving the B’s a 2-0 lead. Moments later, Philly cut the lead as Derick Brassard got the puck under Ullmark’s stick making it 2-1. Forbert would get called for a tripping penalty, giving the Flyers their second power play of the night. Despite some chances on both ends, no score.
A scrum broke out behind the Flyers’ net however the Bruins’ Brad Marchand would be the only one to get a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Philly tied the game during the power play, making it 2-2. Tempers flared as Charlie McAvoy and Joel Farabee traded fists-both men received a five-minute penalty for fighting.
Boston would get back on top as Derek Forbort scored his second of the night as the puck went over the glove side of Martin Jones. The period would end with the Bruins leading the Flyers.
SCORE END OF SECOND: BOS-3, PHI-2
SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-13, PHI-11
After nursing a nagging injury that largely kept him out of the lineup for the last few games, Boston’s Craig Smith scored his first goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. The boys in Black and Gold would get on the power play briefly as Oskar Lindholm was called for hooking against Jake DeBrusk. Seconds later Patrice Bergeron was sent to the penalty box for hooking against Sean Couturier. No score during the four-on-four action.
The Flyers got another chance as Boston’s Brandon Carlo was called for tripping against Derick Brassard. Interestingly Philly never had a chance as the Giroux was called for a delay-of-game violation during the face-off (served by Zack MacFarlane). David Pastrnak took advantage of the situation as he snapped one in making it 5-2.
Philly once again were on the power play as Forbort was called for a hooking penalty against Zack Macfarlane, however no score. As the game came to an end the Bruins got the win against the Flyers.
TOTAL SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-44, PHI-31
SCORE END OF GAME: BOS-5, PHI-2
NEXT GAME: November 21st, 2021 versus Calgary Flames @ TD Garden with puck drop after 7:00 pm