December 1, 2010 -- Tim Thomas stopped 41 shots in Boston's 3-0 win at Philly. The save total tied Carey Price (November 16, 2010) as the most by an opposing goalie in a shutout against the Flyers since Clint Malarchuk had 42 in 1989. Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the opening period. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8n2vId15aw
December 11, 2010 -- Brian Boucher made 35 saves and Mike Richards' goal with three seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Flyers to a 2-1 OT win at Boston. Three nights earlier, Richards' possible overtime goal vs. San Jose was disallowed by replay because the puck crossed the goal line a split-second after time expired. The Flyers had 17 of the 19 PIMs whistled including a 5-minute boarding major, in which the Bruins failed to score, and a game misconduct to Jody Shelley. Boston held a 36-33 shots advantage but the Flyers dominated the OT 7-2. Tim Thomas made 31 stops and Nathan Horton evened the game with 10:17 left in the third period. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN62aj3n6r0
January 13, 2011 -- Steve Kampfer (1-1-2) broke a 5-5 tie with 1:14 left as part of the Bruins' five-goal third period helping Boston to a 7-5 home win. The Flyers led 3-2 after two periods but the Bruins out-scored Philly 5-2 in the final 20 minutes. Boston scored twice in the opening 1:48 of the third period including a fluke goal by Mark Recchi. Philly went ahead 5-4 at the 7:41 mark. Brad Marchand tied it with under nine minutes to play. Six Bruins had two points while the Flyers were led by three players with two points each. Brian Boucher and Tim Thomas both made 30 saves. Boston held a 37-35 shots advantage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDhS-R7K_s8
March 27, 2011 -- Brad Marchand's PPG with 3:43 left in regulation gave Boston a 2-1 win at Philly. Tim Thomas made 27 saves and improved to 10-2-2 all-time against the Flyers. Nathan Horton tied the game with a PPG in the second period. The Flyers had three minors and Boston one infraction for a total of eight PIMs. Brian Boucher made 34 saves. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Pe2AKv7wA
April 30, 2011 -- In Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Philly, David Krejci (2-2-4) and Brad Marchand (2-1-3) each scored twice and Tim Thomas made 31 saves in Boston's 7-3 win. Brian Boucher (18 saves, 23 shots) was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky (8 saves, 10 shots) late in the second period. Chris Pronger made his lone appearance of the series.
May 2, 2011 -- In Game Two of the ECSF at Philly, David Krejci scored with six minutes left in OT and Tim Thomas made 52 saves, including the last 46 shots, in Boston's 3-2 OT win. The Flyers held a 54-41 shots advantage including 32-12 in the third period and OT combined. James van Riemsdyk (2-0-2) gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the opening ten minutes of the game but the Bruins evened the scored 2-2 after one period. Brian Boucher made 32 saves and was temporarily replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky (6 saves, 6 shots) after suffering a wrist injury.
May 4, 2011 -- In Game Three of the ECSF at Boston, Tim Thomas made 37 saves and Zdeno Chara (2-1-3) and David Krejci (1-2-3) each had three points in Boston's 5-1 home win. Goals by the pair gave Boston a 2-0 1:03 into the game. Brian Boucher (16 shots, 20 saves) was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky (7 shots, 8 saves). Jeff Carter made the first of two appearances in this series.
May 6, 2011 -- In Game Four of the ECSF at Boston, Tim Thomas made 23 saves and the Bruins out-scored Philly 4-0 in the third period en route to a 5-1 win. Milan Lucic scored twice including a PPG that made it 1-0 in the first period. Johnny Boychuk had the GWG in the third period.
FLYERS-BRUINS' 2011-12 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
October 6, 2011 --Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves in his Flyers' regular season debut and Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek scored 47 seconds apart in the final minute of the first period to help Philly record a 2-1 win at Boston. Voracek's GWG came with 2.4 seconds remaining in the opening period. Jaromir Jagr recorded his 1,600th NHL point in his Flyers' regular season debut, his 31st point in a season-opener which established an NHL record. The Bruins raised a banner in a half-hour pregame ceremony honoring their 2011 Stanley Cup title. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9dwVieswqo
January 22, 2012 -- The Bruins recorded a 6-5 shootout (2-1) win in Philly. Boston had five goals scorers including Tyler Seguin whose SO goal, followed by Wayne Simmonds' miss, clinched the win. Scott Hartnell (3-0-3) had a natural hat trick ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqrk9QrzKh0 ), scored five goals in the weekend (two against NJ) and had 2 PPGs. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-8 compared to 1-for-5 for Boston. Max Talbot (2-0-2) scored twice including tying the game 5-5 midway in the third period. Claude Giroux (0-3-3) had three assists. The Bruins scored in the opening minute but Philly tied it 1-1 at the 2:05 mark; however Boston led 3-1 after the first period. Philly held a 38-37 shots advantage including 15-6 in the second period when the Flyers took a 4-3 lead through two periods. Boston took a 5-4 lead before 5 minutes expired in the third period. Tim Thomas made 33 saves. Ilya Bryzgalov made 32 stops. The Flyers fell to 19-37 all-time in SOs, the worst record since its establishment. There were three fights: Tom Sestito-Milan Lucic ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5OiM2kNqA ); Brayden Schenn-Chris Kelly ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Eh8xo3Uqc ) and Jody Shelley-Shawn Thornton ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A59rYJOtor0 ). The Flyers were without Chris Pronger, Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere and James van Riemsdyk due to injuries. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCcsM3E6jro
I'll miss this one, will be off into the woods without Internet for a week or so. Hope to come back and read about a great game from our guys. Hopefully Giroux got going again with the two points he had today, we'll need a strong effort from our best players if we're gonna win this game, especially now with all these injuries.
with no Jagr, Briere, or JVR at least we can say the team has to be tougher by dressing Zoln.., Sestito, Holmstrom. Unfortunately the drop-off in skill will be precipitous.
The way the Bruins have been smacking around everybody except the Rangers (who also smack the Flyers around) - I am not confident. The Flyers have also been playing lazy at home. Maybe with all the call-ups there will be a bit more "jam" as Lavi likes to say.
I hope they win first - and I hope Simmonds breaks somebody's jaw.