Bruins-Flyers: Five Minute Major—Prelude to a Classic

December 15th, 2009 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
The Bruins ran into a very motivated Philadelphia Flyers team on Monday night at the Garden, and couldn’t match that intensity for a full 60 minutes.

They watched as the Fly Guys put together a dominating third period for a 3-1 win in a preview of the Winter Classic to be held at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day.

The Bruins just seemed to be a little off all night, with most passes just a tick behind and shot after shot being misfired. The Flyers, on the other hand, were doing all the right things.

A team known for a lack of discipline over the years, the Flyers baited the Bruins into multiple penalties in the first period, doing their best to get under Zdeno Chara’s skin and get the big guy off the ice.

Facing a 1-0 deficit in the third period, the Flyers stormed back for three goals in the final stanza including two off the stick of defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

This Flyers team has been a major disappointment this season, so it is safe to say the Bruins ran into a squad that put together probably its best overall effort.

The loss capped a tough weekend for the Black and Gold. On Saturday, the B&rs ...

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