In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I also have a dream that one day the Flyers will be Bruins good”. Well, that day isn’t today, and judging by the Flyers’ 6-0 beat down at the Hands of The Boston Bruins that day is a long time from now.
Playing their best hockey in over two and a half years, the Flyers traveled to Beantown and a Monday matinee match-up with the Bruins.
It Was Plain Ugly
The Flyers were dominated in every aspect of the game. They were John Tortorella’s team was steamrolled by the juggernaut Bruins, 6-0, at TD Garden in Boston on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Flyers (18-19-7) are 7-2-0 since the NHL-mandated holiday break. The two losses have been blowouts to bonafide contenders a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the Maple Leafs and this drubbing at the hands of the Bruins.
The Flyers went 0 for 6 on the power play Monday. Boston put up two goals each period. The Bruins (34-5-4) are a dominant 21-1-3 at home. A trio of three-point performances led Boston. David Pastrnak buried his 34th and 35th markers of the season to go along with an assist. Pavel Zacha also had a two-goal, one-assist day, while David Krejci dished three helpers in his 1,000th career NHL game.
Carter Hart who was given the start was pulled prior to the mid-way point of the game. Giving way to upstart Sam Errson who did not fair much better than Hart.
The Orange and Black will look to right the ship this week. They will face the Ducks, Blackhawks, and Jets at home. They will face the Red Wings on the road.
This And That
The flyers have gone 22 for 134 on the power play this season. That works out to 16%
Flyers have gone 18-19-7 under John Tortorella 44 games
GOALS FOR: 121 2.75
GOALS AGAINST: 148 3.36
SHOTS FOR- 1308 29.7
SHOTS AGAINST- 1399 31.7
Conor Bedard Regina Pats/ Center/ WHL 2022-23
GP G A PTS PIM +/-
31 36 41 77 38 23
– Sean Couturier ($7.75M) – Ryan Ellis ($6.25M)- Cam Atkinson ($5.9M)- 19.9 million dollars of contract on IR
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