Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bruins beat Flyers to clinch Eastern Conference top seed

Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game summary video, on April 5, 2014.
The Bruins had an early game on Saturday where they took on the Philadelphia Flyers and came away with a 5-2 win to secure the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Before the game, Bruins Reilly Smith won the NESN's Seventh Player Award.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Flyers Jay Rosehill in a spirited fight with Rosehill getting the edge. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 17th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Only 19 seconds later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 23rd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. later, Flyers Jay Rosehill scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Bruins Johnny Boychuk scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 24th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins. With less than a minute left in the game, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 35-15-5 with a 2.04 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-26, hits 29-27 and faceoff wins 31-21. The Flyers led the game in faceoff wins 15-11. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Flyers went 1-for-3.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 7 shots. Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 5 hits. Gregory Campbell, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 53-18-7 with 113 points and are 1st place in the Eastern Conference and in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Minnesota Wild at 8pm ET.

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