When: 7:00 PM EST, January 23, 2021
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Puckline: Flyers +1.5 / -189 | Bruins -1.5 / +170
Moneyline: Flyers +140 / Bruins -160
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 5.5
Road Record: 0-0-0-1
Home Record: 1-0-0-0
Philadelphia Flyers Vs Boston Bruins Game Day Preview
The Philadelphia Flyers relinquished a late two-goal lead Thursday to the Boston Bruins and ultimately earned one point instead of two.
The Bruins are looking to prevent the Flyers from picking up any points as when these two teams meet up again tonight.
The Flyers led by a pair of goals heading into the third period but fell 5-4 in a shootout Thursday evening. They had too many turnovers and too many breakdowns to eventually overcome in front of goaltender Carter Hart.
Philadelphia gave up four goals in the third period.
“We gave the puck away too much in the third,” said Jake Voracek, who had three assists to improve his career points total to 701. “We allowed them in the game instead of just playing our game. The effort was there. We battled really hard, but we should have put the game away in overtime.”
The Flyers continued to be struck by injuries as Mark Friedman suffered a cut to the face in the second period and didn’t return. However, head coach Alain Vigneault said that he didn’t believe the injury was serious.
Philadelphia is already without Sean Couturier, Morgan Frost and Phil Myers.
The Boston Bruins looked like a completely different team in the third period and throughout extra time.
The team fired 22 shots on goal alone in the third period. Unlike previous games and the first 40 minutes against the Flyers, the Bruins suddenly began attacking the net.
They never stopped on their way to a comeback win.
“I think intermission had a lot to do with it prior to my goal,” said Jack Studnicka, who scored his first career goal. “We know we’re an offensive group in there and we’re just trying not to get frustrated. It was just fortunate that pucks started going in. It was a team mentality thing to take it to the net and keep things simple.”
Veteran goaltender Tuukka Rask kept things simple in overtime and the shootout. Rask made several stellar saves in overtime and then stopped all three shots in the shootout to preserve the victory.
“He was lights out in the overtime and shootout,” Coach Bruce Cassidy said of Rask. “Last year we couldn’t win a shootout to save our lives and this year we’ve won two of them. Go figure.”
Flyers Vs Bruins Facts
- Flyers are 8-0 in their last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Bruins are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Flyers are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Boston.
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