Early this season, Boston has played in three games requiring an extra frame, which is more than they had in the first half of the season last year. Last night against the Philadelphia Flyers it was another evenly played game, in a 3-3 draw.
Mark Recchi scored his first of the season six minutes into the first assisted by new Flyer Lyle Odelein. A little foreshadowing, as this isn't the first time Odelein's name will be mentioned today.
The second period had no scoring, but there was some excitement when Odelein smashed Jim Peplinski from behind knocking him from the game.
In the third period the scoring floodgates opened. Steve Larmer, then Owen Nolan scored giving the Bruins the lead. Michel Goulet scored followed by Kenny Linseman to restore the Philly lead. Scott Young then scored to tie it up leading to OT which didn't solve anything. Final shots were 28-27 Flyers.
"We poured it on in the third once again but couldn't hit paydirt," said Owen Nolan, who scored his first of the season.
No rest as Boston travels to Chicago to face the Blackhawks again tomorrow night.
3. Bob Rouse
2. Scott Young
1. Ken Linseman
- The Boston PP went 0 for 5 and the PK was 1 for 2
- Jim Peplinski looks to be out for the next couple of games, so watch for Wayne Presley to make his way back into the lineup
THE SANDWICH REPORT:
The Sandwich Bruins shocked the world last night, finally winning in a 10-3 slobberknocker against Timmins. Daniel Marois picked up a pair on the win and Pasi Nurminen was solid between the pipes.