NHL Playoffs: Bruins 3, Flyers 2
Published 12:00 am Monday, May 2, 2011
PHILADELPHIA ó David Krejci scored 14:00 into overtime, Tim Thomas was phenomenal in net, and the Boston Bruins beat Philadelphia 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Thomas stopped 46 straight shots after the Flyers took a quick 2-0 lead. The series now shifts to Boston for the next two games on Wednesday and Friday.
Krejci fired a one-timer from one knee off the back off the net and back onto the ice. Play continued until officials could review the call. But the goal was clearly good.
“At first I thought it was in. Then they kept playing,” Krejci said.
James van Riemsdyk had a breakout game for the Flyers. He scored two goals and was all over the ice trying to help the Flyers win at least one at home. Instead, they have to rally from another deficit.
Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand also scored for the Bruins, who have taken a seemingly commanding lead on the Flyers for the second straight year. Boston led 3-0 in the East semis a year ago before the Flyers won four straight to advance.