Bruins Blow 3 Goal Lead, Lose in Shootout

After winning their third straight game on Saturday night, when the Bruins took down the Islanders in overtime, they were in Philly to take on the Flyers looking to stay hot. In this one, the Bruins jumped out of the gate on fire, peppering Carter Hart, Philadelphia’s goalie. They were able to jump out to an early lead after Jake DeBrusk stole a puck in the neutral zone, found Anders Bjork, who would score after some nice moves in front of the goal and battling through a slash.

With close to sixteen minutes played in the first period, the Bruins would find themselves on the power play where this time it was the second unit that got it done. David Krejci would bury it past Hart after receiving a pass from Danton Heinen extending the lead to 2-0.

Late in the period, Patrice Bergeron would take a double minor for high sticking giving the Flyers four minutes of power play time, but they would only need about 20 seconds to get on the board. Time in the period would expire before the second half of that power play would end resulting in the B’s starting the second period on the penalty kill. As the second period started, the B’s were able to kill off the rest of the penalty and immediately Brad Marchand would steal the puck and find David Pastrnak who would score his 36th of the season.

Almost immediately after the goal the Flyers would skate down the ice and score to get within a goal once again. It wouldn’t take long for the Bruins to regain their two goal lead as only a few minutes later, Charlie Coyle would score to make it 4-2.

Three minutes later the Bruins would increase their lead 5-2 as Krejci would score his second of the game.

The Flyers would score two quick goals before the period wrapped up to cut the lead to one, as the Bruins looked like they thought the game was over up three. In the third period, the Flyers put a lot of pressure on the Bruins and were able to carry the momentum until they would tie the game at 5 with about seven minutes to play and send the game eventually to overtime. After a wild overtime period in which both goalies had to make tough saves, the game would eventually go to a shootout where the B’s had not won this season and they would lose another one. The Bruins will be right back to work as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus at 7pm Tuesday night.

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