The Philadelphia Flyers really don't like playing in afternoon hockey games this season. They should just ask the National Hockey League to move all their remaining scheduled afternoon games to the night. The Flyers are 3-8-2 in afternoon games this season and that includes losing their last six in a row. The Flyers were defeated by the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden in Boston, 3-2 in a shoot out.
The Flyers did overcome a early two goal deficit they put themselves in early in the game against the Bruins and would up coming away from Boston with a well earned point. After a very sluggish first period where the Flyers fell behind, 2-0 the Flyers did play pretty well after that slow start. They weathered the early Boston Bruins storm that the Bruins brought right at the Flyers in the first period. They settled down and get themselves back in the game with a chance to win it.
Matt Read's second-period power play goal made Read the 16th player in Philadelphia Flyer's franchise history to score 20 goals in his rookie season. The Flyers tied the game at 2-2 on Jakub Voracek's goal with 4 minutes, 37 seconds left in the third period.
The Flyers goalie, Ilya Bryzgalov who has been playing really well for the team as of late, continued his excellent play for the Flyers and helped them leave Boston with an important point. Even though he did give up the game winning goal in the shoot out, he play well and made some big saves for the Flyers to keep them in the game and giving them they shot at winning the game. He did his job and he did what will be expected of him when the playoffs start and that is make big saves when they are needed.
The Bruins got off to a 2-0 lead in the first period of Saturday afternoon's game on goals by Chris Kelly and Tyler Segain. Kelly scored on a rebound with 13:37 left in the opening period. With 2:53 to go in the first period, Segain scored to make it 2-0, Boston.
The Flyers on Sunday come home to the Wells Fargo Center for a very important game in Philadelphia against the Pittsburgh Penguins. These two teams have been playing the hottest hockey in the league as of late. They are both on the heels of the division and Eastern Conference leaders the New York Rangers.