LIVE: Philadelphia Flyers Take Flight in Second Period at the Winter Classic

January 1st, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The announced crowd at today’s Winter Classic at Fenway park in Boston was 38,112. Rest assured, outside of the Flyers fans in attendance—which admittedly there are plenty—every Bruin fan in attendance booed when, at 4:42 of the second period, Flyers defenseman Danny Syvret scored.

For Syvret, who has 43 career NHL games behind him, it was the first time he lit the lamp in his young NHL career, a memorable one indeed. A native of Millgrove, Ontario, Syvret took a wrist shot which eluded Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, giving the Flyers the first goal and the lead in the game.

After the goal, applause, followed by chants of “let’s go Flyers”, resonated throughout Fenway, causing many Bruins fans to boo loudly in response.

The games first power play soon followed, when Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a tripping penalty at 10:16 of the second period. The Flyers were able to put a lot of pressure on the Bruins for the full two minutes, but were unable to beat the veteran puck stopper.

The Flyers were dominant from the drop of the puck in the second period, backed up by their 12 to six shots on goal advantage.

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