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Recap: Bergeron ties it late, but Flyers win in OT

An exciting point, but a little short of two.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

No Streamables today, so let’s get to the highlights!

Claude Giroux starts off the scoring with a one-timer that appeared to catch Anton Khudobin off-guard. 1-0 Flyers.

Travis Konecny finishes a beautiful move, including beating a Patrice Bergeron stick check, to give the Flyers a two-goal lead. 2-0 Flyers.

Noel Acciari beats Petr Mrazek upstairs to cut the deficit in half. 2-1 Flyers.

Nolan Patrick gets one of the better passes you’re going to see, and finishes it to re-establish a two-goal lead. 3-1 Flyers.

David Pastrnak gets the Bruins back within one on the power play. 3-2 Flyers.

Patrice Bergeron with the thriller! A great finish by the Bruins, who were relentless on the puck. 3-3 tie.

Claude Giroux, who is good at hockey, ends it in OT with a breakaway. 4-3 Flyers win!

Game notes

  • What a weird game. The Bruins got outplayed at times, but also had stretches where they ran all over the Flyers. They outshot the Flyers 39-24, including 17-8 in the second period. Petr Mrazek was good when he needed to be, and the Flyers took advantage of numerous Bruins breakdowns.
  • That last-second goal was a real beauty, eh? Wayne Simmonds screwed things up by going for the ENG instead of chipping it off the wall, and then it was all hands on deck. Brad Marchand, David Backes, Torey Krug, etc. just went full throttle and overwhelmed Philly.
  • Enough with the injuries, man. David Krejci suffered some sort of wrist injury, but appeared to be OK, as he continued. David Backes got hit up high and was in some distress. JUST SIT EVERYONE, BRUCE.
  • The point was a big one for the Bruins, as it gives them a two-point cushion on Tampa heading into Tuesday’s showdown. This will (for the time being) end the leapfrogging, one point up, one point down of the past few days.
  • Claude Giroux doesn’t get enough press nationally. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be in the Hart conversation, but it seems like it’s limited to Connor McDavid and Nathan Mackinnon, with Taylor Hall sprinkled in. Giroux is a supremely talented player and should crack 100 points this season. Quite an accomplishment.
  • Weird to see Patrice Bergeron on the wrong end of two mistakes in this game. Travis Konecny walked around him, as Bergeron whiffed on the stick-check, and then Bergeron turned the puck over leading to Giroux’s winner. Never a great idea to make a hope pass in 3-on-3, and Giroux converted. Given how great Bergeron is on a regular basis, the gaffes can be chalked up to “it happens.” Still...weird to see.