The second period was not nearly as action packed as the first period. The Flyers were able to hold off the Bruins for the first seven minutes of the period before Nathan Horton beat Bryzgalov to stretch the lead to 5-0. That was the end of Bryzgalov’s day as Sergei Bobrovsky entered the game. The biggest moment of the period came when Milan Lucic got a 5 minute major and game misconduct for checking Zac Rinaldo from behind with three and a half minutes remaining. Rinaldo got up from the hit and fought Nathan Horton.
The third period was all but a formality. The Flyers still did not have many opportunities and with eight minutes remaining Bobrovsky gave up a bad goal to Bruins leading scorer, Tyler Seguin. The 6-0 lead would be how the game would end. An absolutely brutal end to the Flyers seven game win streak.
The Flyers took 11 penalties, not including the fights. The Bruins had eight power play opportunities and capitalized on three of them. Certainly not the disciplined hockey team that Peter Laviolette wanted to see today against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The sloppy play did not end with the penalties, it also carried over into giveaways. The Bruins had three giveaways by comparison to eleven giveaways for the Flyers.
Sean Couturier was taken to a local hospital and will not travel with the team to Denver for Monday night’s showdown with the Avalanche.