NHL Playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers Mauled By Boston Bruins, Down 3-0 in Series

May 6th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
A sad reality is slowly creeping into the minds of Flyers fans from coast-to-coast—their Stanley Cup dreams are over, at least for this season.

Devastated by injuries to Ray Emery, Michael Leighton, Ian Laperriere, Jeff Carter, and Simon Gagne, the Flyers have simply run out of bodies with which to compete with the surging Boston Bruins. Truth be told, the Flyers are over their heads against the Bruins, as witnessed by the Bruins 3-0 lead in the series.

Game three started off perfectly for the Flyers when Arron Asham scored the first goal just 02:32 into the first period. The goal ignited the fans and gave hope to the Flyers that they could pull off a game three victory.

Sadly, for the Flyers and their fans, victory was not to be. The Bruins responded to Asham’s goal just under two minutes later when Blake Wheeler tipped-in a shot past Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher.

Just under 1:45 later, Bruins forward Miroslav Satan backhanded a shot past Boucher, deflating the Flyers crowd. The goal would stand up as the game winner, although the Flyers were far from done.

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