Same script different day. The Flyers Hand another one away. Throw away a 3-1 lead and lose in overtime. The Boston Bruins (7-1-2) came to the Wells Fargo Center for the front end of a two-game series on Wednesday evening. Team Philadelphia (7-2-2) has been living on the edge with their less than stellar performances.
The same problems that have plagued them are becoming the norm, a poor offense, lack of shots, and conversely, poor defense and a propensity to allow far too many shots. A seeming lack of desire has allowed most teams to climb back into games and Wednesday was certainly no exception.
After Boston scored just :12 in when David Pasternak (3g,1a) put one behind Carter Hart. Boston seemed to have it in high gear. Neither team found net until Kevin Hayes notched his 6th off a set up from Travis Sanheim (2a) and Phil Myers and things were ever after 15:29 of the middle stanza.
Nolan Patrick (1a) and Sanheim assisted on a Jake Voracek (1g) tally that saw the Fly Guys take a 2-1 edge just 1:03 into the final period. Just seven minutes later, JVR and Scott Laughton set up the red hot, Joel Farabee(1g) to seemingly cement a huge division victory.
Pasternak netted his second on the man up with 8 minutes to play and the cardboard fans were silenced. Down a goal, Boston pulled Tuuka Rask and Pasternak got his hat trick with just :15 on the clock to send it to overtime. It took :31 for Pasternak to set up Patrice Bergeron (1g) for the game-winner.
Dis and Dat
The Flyers were, once again, outshot, 35-25. The same teams go at it again on Friday.
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