Flyers vs Bruins: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction – Bleacher Report
The Boston Bruins got a late third-period goal from Chris Kelly to upend the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night in the season opener at TD Garden in Boston.
With under two minutes remaining in regulation, Boston defenseman Andy McQuaid attempted a slapshot, obliterating his stick and sending the puck floating just over Flyers goalie Steve Mason.
Kelly found himself in the right position at the right time, getting just enough on the puck to push it past Mason for the game winner.
Philadelphia had tied the game earlier in the period on a tip-in goal from Sean Couturier, off a beautiful feed from Jakub Voracek, but the Flyers offense was stagnant for large stretches of the game.
They generated only 20 shots against Tuukka Rask, seldom placing him under much serious pressure or forcing him to make tough saves.
The Bruins got out to the early lead in the first period on a power-play goal from Reilly Smith, and were it not for a brilliant game from Mason, the score would’ve been more lopsided.
Carl Soderberg assisted on the Smith goal and also on Kelly’s game winner.
Mason made 31 saves in a losing effort for the Flyers.
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