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Second period summary: Bruins-Flyers
Posted By Dan Rowinski On March 11, 2010 @ 8:40 pm In General | No Comments
The pattern continues …
Or does it?
The Flyers did not waste anytime mounting their comeback from a goal back. Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg  went to the box 40 seconds into the second period for boarding. The ensuing faceoff came in Boston’s zone and Flyers’ sharp shooter Jeff Carter  found the puck on the left circle for a one-timer that beat Tuukka Rask  at :44.
The Bruins went back up, just like they did numerous times against Toronto on Tuesday. Patrice Bergeron  found Mark Recchi  closing in on Michael Leighton from the left wing on the rush. Leighton went down for the shot, Recchi went up and it was 2-1 at 4:37.
This is where the pattern breaks.
Whereas in against the Maple Leafs  the Bruins kept on letting Toronto come back, the Bruins are burying Leighton and the Flyers heading into the third. The lead burgeoned from one to three by the 11:16 mark when David Krejci  got his second point of the night after a feed from Blake Wheeler  and Michael Ryder .
Really, the equation has looked simple. Get in front of Leighton and try to make a play. The third goal was a rebound put back by Patrice Bergeron off a heavy shot from the point by Matt Hunwick at 10:30. Krejci’s goal was a matter of sitting in front of Leighton, getting the puck, waiting a half-second to let Leighton get himself out of position and depositing the puck to the scoring bank.
The game heads to the third with a 4-1 score in Boston’s favor.
Shots through second period (total):
Bruins — 14 (27)
Flyers -16 (23)
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 Dennis Seidenberg: http://media.weei.com/hockey/dennis-seidenberg.htm
 Jeff Carter: http://media.weei.com/hockey/jeff-carter.htm
 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Mark Recchi: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-recchi.htm
 Maple Leafs: http://media.weei.com/hockey/toronto-maple-leafs.htm
 David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Michael Ryder: http://media.weei.com/hockey/michael-ryder.htm
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