Brian Boucher (9 saves) and Michael Leighton (14 saves) did not have to work too hard to record the first combined shutout in the NHL playoffs since 1955 as the Bruins failed to create many quality offensive chances in a 4-0 loss to the Flyers in Game 5 on Monday night. Leighton was forced into action after Boucher went down with an apparent lower body injury. Ville Leino, Scott Hartnell, and Simon Gagne (2 goals) all recorded tallies for Philly. The Bruins now hold a 3-2 edge in the series after dropping the last two games to the Flyers.
Ville Leino spotted the Flyers a 1-0 lead 6:41 into the contest. Leino pounced on a rebound in the slot created by a hard one-timer from the right point by Matt Carle. Chris Pronger also picked up an assist on Leino's goal
Hartnell got his first goal of the postseason at 11:16 of the second period. Daniel Briere chipped the puck across the crease and Hartnell batted it out of mid air at the right post to make it 2-0 Flyers.
The Flyers made it 3-0 at 17:53 of the second period on the power play after Steve Begin was whistled for boarding. Scott Hartnell had the puck behind the net and found Simon Gagne at the top of the crease to make it a 3-goal lead late in the second period.
Simon Gagne got his second marker of the game to make it 4-0 at 6:48 of the third period. Dennis Wideman's stick broke while receiving a pass at the offensive blue line, which created a breakaway for the opportunistic Gagne.
- The Bruins looked awful tonight. They didn't create offensive chances, they were careless with the puck in their own end of the rink, they let the Flyers camp out at the top of the crease, and they played undisciplined hockey.
- The Bruins unveiled a statue of Bobby Orr this afternoon outside TD Garden.
- The Bruins faked out the spotlight operator when Dennis Wideman's deflected shot hit the post midway through the first period. That stupid thing needs to go away. This just proves my point.
- Norwood High hockey player Matt Brown was in attendance. Brown suffered a spinal cord injury during a game this season and recently came home after spending several months at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta for treatment. Brown reportedly received a big ovation from the Garden crowd.
- Flyers Goalie Michael Leighton (fresh off of an ankle injury) was pressed into action after Brian Boucher suffered a lower body injury in the second period. Boucher looked to tweak something in his knee or leg after Ryan Parent fell on him early in the second period. Tim Panaccio of Comcast Sport Net Philadelphia is reporting that Boucher has a badly sprained knee and the goalie will go for an MRI on Tuesday.
- Things got a little heated with just over 5 minutes left in the game. Mike Richards leveled Marc Savard with a borderline hit and Savard took exception to it. Savard was seeing red and hit Richards with a few high sticks and attempted to throw a gloved upper cut before Milan Lucic joined the fray.
- The Bruins were booed off the ice at the end of the game.
- It is obvious how much the Bruins miss David Krejci.
- What is it about Bobby Orr's presence that makes the Bruins play so poorly? Remember Orr and his 1970 teammates were in the house for the B's disappointing showing against the Penguins back in March.
- Game 6 is Wednesday night in Philly at 8:00
"We got out-battled from start to finish. When you get out-battled, you get frustrated and you take bad penalties"
- Claude Julien after the game talking to NESN's Naoko Funayama
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