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Comeback falls short, Flyers lose in SO

Danny Briere skated up the ice as the 6th shooter. The previous five had already scored, and if he did not cash in, his team would lose in the shootout. He tried to look for a hole to shoot, but Tim Thomas sealed the deal, snapping the Bruins’ four game losing streak. The Flyers (41-22-8) lost 3-2 on Saturday on St. Patrick’s Day.

The scoring order was David Krejci, Matt Read, Tyler Seguin, Claude Giroux, and Patrice Bergeron’s game deciding shootout goal. With the win, the Bruins grasped hold of first in Northeast Division as well as 2nd place in the Eastern Conference.

Read fights for a loose puck against the Bruins' Brad Marchand.

The Flyers made it interesting in the 3rd period. They were down, 2-1, and were putting together a comeback. After constant pressure, and not a moment to spare, Jakub Voracek deflected a shot from Braydon Coburn between his legs and over Tim Thomas’s left shoulder to tie the score at 15:43. After a scoreless OT, the Flyers found themselves in the grasp of a shootout where they lost, but at least gained a point.

In the second, the Flyers were the only team to score. At 9:16, Matt Read netted his 20th of the season; a goal that would ignite the comeback. They finally were starting to wake up.

The first period was what hurt the Flyers the most. They allowed a goal within the first ten minute, allowing Boston to set the tone. Chris Kelly scored to put his team up 1-0 for the first time in awhile. A little over ten minutes later, Seguin scored with an assist from Bergeron. It was another slow start for the Flyers, but they later snapped out of the funk.

Bryz made 31 saves, but could not save a single Bruin’s shot in the shootout. He had won seven in a row. Defenseman, Andreas Lilja, left the game in the second period after being hit with a deflected puck in the neck. Maxime Talbot also left the game after he fell on his shoulder in a fight.

The Flyers are now three points behind the Penguins and five points behind the Rangers.

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