Bruins wake up at home

 

The Boston Bruins returned home from Philadelphia down 2 games to none to the Flyers. They needed to come up huge if they wanted to get back into this series, and the Bruins sure did, downing the Flyers 4-1 to regain home ice advantage.

 

This game was the perfect game for those who love offence. There were a ton of shots fired at both goaltenders including a 16-13 Bruin advantage in the first period alone resulting in a 2-0 lead after the first. The MIA Bruins, Palffy and Theo Fleury, factored in on both goals, when Palffy set up Alex Mogilny for his second of the playoffs and Fleury scored his first. 

 

Troy Murray scored his first shorthanded in the second period with six minutes left to make it 3-0. The shorthanded goal is something to mention, after all the referees gave Philadelphia 7 man advantages while the Bruins got zero. Zero! Despite the five PP opportunities the Bruins put on a clinic shorthanded and outshot Philly 11-2 in the period

 

To start the third, Carey Wilson scored 13 seconds in to give the Flyers some life. The run-and-gun play continued, and Philly directed 18 shots at Curtis Joseph while Boston fired 12 at Barasso with |Bob Rouse scoring the only goal making the final 4-1.

 

"The powerplay disparity was laughable," said coach Guevremont post game. "We were shorthanded the majority of the second period. |You can't tell me that the only infraction committed by Philly was an incidental call with one of our guys? Last I checked there were two teams out there."

 

Boston needs to keep up the momentum gained in this win. That being said, Bill Houlder was injured in the second period and looks to be out for weeks. This is a huge blow for a blue line that already has depth issues.

 

GAME STARS:

 

3. Alex Mogilny

2. Theo Fleury

1. Curtis Joseph

 

GAME NOTES:

 

- The Bruin PP went 0 for 0!! and the PK was 7 for 7 with a shorthanded goal. A huge reason for the win tonight

- The Bruins outshot the Flyers 39-33 

- Jamie Macoun will draw back in and there will be a shuffle on the backend for Boston

Donny Brook
Bruins Beat Writer
Boston Herald