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1st Period summary: Bruins vs. Flyers Game 2
Posted By Mike Petraglia On May 3, 2010 @ 7:53 pm In General | No Comments
This game already has a different feel than Game 1. Like Game 1 there were two goals in the opening period and the Bruins did take the lead. But the Flyers fought back to tie it, 1-1, at the first intermission.
Aside from generating a scrum and a shot on Brian Boucher  in the opening 15 seconds, the Bruins didn’t have nearly the jump or energy they had in Game 1. Shawn Thornton  made his series debut on a line with Steve Begin and Blake Wheeler  and immediately made his presence known by crashing the net.
Still, the Bruins managed to break the ice on a great combination of a face-off win by Boston’s best on the draw and a good shot through a heavy screen.
Patrice Bergeron  won his offensive zone draw cleanly to the right of the Flyers goalie and drew it back to Johnny Boychuk . The young B’s blueliner, just above the circle, fired a quick wrister through a screen that Boucher didn’t see till it was behind him, beating the Flyers netminder to the short side at 5:12 even strength.
The Flyers responded with a screen-goal of their own when Mike Richards  pulled a Wayne Gretzky-esque move with puck behind Tuukka Rask . Richards skated from the end line out to the left dot curled around and used a nice screen from Danny Briere to beat Rask with just 2:54 left in the opening period.
The Flyers were 0-for-2 on the power play but spent a lot more time in the Bruins zone than the opening period Saturday.
The Flyers also outshot the Bruins, 10-7, in the opening 20 minutes.
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 Brian Boucher: http://media.weei.com/hockey/brian-boucher.htm
 Shawn Thornton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/shawn-thornton.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Johnny Boychuk: http://media.weei.com/hockey/johnny-boychuk.htm
 Mike Richards: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mike-richards.htm
 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
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