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Brad Marchand lifts Bruins past Flyers, 2-1

Brad Marchand [1] made his 20th goal of the season count, as he broke a late tie to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead over the Flyers in Philadelphia Sunday night. With the win, Boston clinches a playoff spot.

Marchand’s tally was his first in 13 games, as he banged home a rebound past Flyers netminder Brian Boucher [2] on the power play at 16:17 of the third period. Both Bruins’ goals came on the man advantage, as Nathan Horton [3] scored his 23rd goal of the season with the B’s on the power play in the second period. Kris Versteeg opened the game’s scoring with a tally for the Flyers in the first period.

Picking up the victory for the Bruins was Tim Thomas [4], who won his third game in a row and improved his record on the season to 32-10-8.