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Sounds of the game… Flyers 4, Bruins 3, OT
Posted By Mike Petraglia On February 7, 2009 @ 9:04 pm In General | 1 Comment
The Bruins under Claude Julien  rarely blow leads at home. They almost NEVER blow two-goal leads.
Saturday they did both to the very hungry Philadelphia Flyers .
After beating Philadelphia, 3-1, on Wednesday with an extremely sound game and a nearly perfect third period, the Bruins looked very tired once they went up by two with their fastest two goals since Barry Pederson and Norman Leveille scored eight seconds apart on Dec. 20, 1981.
But the Flyers were the better and more desperate team for the last 43 minutes of this one, and you’ll get no argument from the Black and Gold on that point.
Yes, they could’ve won when the Flyers’ Antero Niittymaki inexplicably knocked the puck up and over the boards for a delay of game penalty in the final 90 seconds.
Yes, they could’ve won it when Dennis WIdeman’s shot from the left point and rang off the right post in overtime.
But they lost this game when Randy Jones , of all people, flipped the puck toward the net. It went off Andrew Ference  and past Fernandez exactly three minutes into overtime for the game-winner.
It was Jones who hit Patrice Bergeron  from behind on Oct. 27, 2007 at the Garden, causing Bergeron to miss the rest of the season with a grade three concussion.
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URLs in this post:
 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
 Philadelphia Flyers: http://media.weei.com/hockey/philadelphia-flyers.htm
 Jeff Carter: http://media.weei.com/hockey/jeff-carter.htm
 Manny Fernandez: http://media.weei.com/hockey/manny-fernandez.htm
 Randy Jones: http://media.weei.com/hockey/randy-jones.htm
 Andrew Ference: http://media.weei.com/hockey/andrew-ference.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Bruins coach Claude Julien said the Bruins looked like a tired bunch: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13017
 Julien said Manny Fernandez deserved a better fate in his first game back since early January: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13018
 Savard said now is no time to worry about a Bruins team that already has 85 points: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13019
 Andrew Ference on the bad bounce that when off his pads and past Fernandez for the winning goal: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13020
 Randy Jones on hearing the Bruins crowd boo him every time he touched the puck: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13021
 Jones on the fortunate goal that gave the Flyers the win: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=13022
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