Sports Talk with Brodes: Justice Was Served For the Flyers, Tuukka Rask Steals a Win
The Philadelphia Flyers snap their nine game win-streak as they get shutout by the Boston Bruins. Tuukka Rask was on another planet making remarkable saves all night long. He stopped all 36 shots.
The Flyers dominated the first two periods. Travis Konecny got robbed backdoor after Jakub Voracek sent a filthy saucer-pass right on his stick. Kevin Hayes and Scott Laughton had three 2-on-1 opportunities while shorthanded and did not execute.
The three players for Boston that needed to be accounted for every second they're on the ice, produced a point. David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand all found the stat sheet.
Special teams played a big part of the outcome. The Flyers had three power plays and wasn't able to connect while Matt Grzelcyk scored on the Bruins' man-advantage to take a 1-0 lead at the end of the second period.
Once the Bruins had the lead, the third period was dominant in terms of style of play. They played comfortable, simple, took chances when possible, but knew how to kill the clock with the lead.
Bergeron entered the zone and ripped it past Carter Hart to essentially put the game away. Hart was okay. He definitely wasn't bad, but it wasn't his best game either. It's hard to look good when Rask is in the other crease flashing the leather.
Shayne Gostisbehere was in the lineup since Philippe Myers fractured his patella and will miss four weeks. Ghost played a very strong game considering he missed a significant amount of time with injury and being a healthy scratch.
Flyers will look to bounce back on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.