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2nd Period Summary: Bruins vs. Flyers Game 6

Posted By Mike Petraglia On May 12, 2010 @ 9:57 pm In General | 5 Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Just when it seemed they weathered the first period storm and were gaining momentum and showing discipline, the Bruins had it all come undone in all areas. And it may lead us to where no one thought possible five days earlier – a Game 7 in Boston on Friday – as the Bruins trail 2-0 after two periods.

Daniel Briere scored on a 4-on-3 power play with 3:40 left in the second period as Marc Savard [1] and Daniel Paille [2] took penalties within 30 seconds of each other. The Bruins appeared to catch a break when Chris Pronger [3] was called for a questionable interference penalty in front of Rask.

But on the 4-on-3, Briere came down the right wing and fired a shot toward the right shoulder of Rask. The puck glanced off his chest and past him for a two-goal Flyers lead heading into the third period.

In the first 10 minutes of the period, Rask single-handedly kept the Bruins in the game as he made big saves on Mike Richards [4] and Simon Gagne midway through the period.

Making matters worse, Blake Wheeler [5] took a penalty in the final 20 seconds of the period and the Flyers will start the third period with a power play for 94 seconds.

What makes the last five minutes of the third so disappointing is that the Bruins were showing offensive life, thanks to good skating and deep puck movement by the likes of Satan, Savard and Lucic. It finally result in a power play chance when Braydon Coburn was whistled for hooking at 13:26. But Claude Giroux and Mike Richards were aggressive on the kill and the Bruins got only three looks at Michael Leighton before it expired.


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