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Philadelphia 3, Boston 2
When: 2:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 10, 2021
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Jon McIsaac, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Kyle Flemington, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: 3025

Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist and the host Philadelphia Flyers kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Shayne Gostisbehere and Sean Couturier added one goal apiece for the Flyers, who pulled within four points of the Bruins in the East. The Flyers have played two more games than the Bruins.

James van Riemsdyk contributed two assists and Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott made 30 saves.

Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk scored goals for the Bruins, who lost to the Flyers for just the second time in eight meetings this season.

Craig Smith had two assists and Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman, who had won his first two NHL starts, finished with 20 saves.

The Bruins jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 5:38 of the first period when Bergeron took advantage of a Philadelphia turnover and ripped a wrist shot past Elliott. Eight of Bergeron's 16 goals this season have come against the Flyers.

Konecny pounced on a rebound and tied the game at 11:51 of the first with his ninth goal.

Philadelphia went ahead 2-1 at 17:46 of the first when Gostisbehere redirected a shot by Konecny on the power play.

Soon after the Bruins had a power play killed off, DeBrusk equalized at 2-2 at 11:45 of the second.

The Flyers came out aggressive in the third with a couple of quick shots, which Swayman turned aside.

Boston then responded with four straight shots, including a couple off Philly turnovers, but couldn't capitalize.

The Flyers regained the lead at 3-2 when Couturier scored at 6:59, his 12th goal of the season.

The Bruins received a power play at 8:10 after Kevin Hayes was whistled for cross-checking David Pastrnak. They weren't able to generate much offensive pressure on their third power play and still trailed by one goal.

Swayman was pulled for an extra skater with 1:01 remaining but the Flyers held on for the victory.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Boston   Philadelphia
Craig Smith 2 Points Travis Konecny 2
Patrice Bergeron 1 Goals Travis Konecny 1
Craig Smith 2 Assists James van Riemsdyk 2
N/A Power Play Goals Shayne Gostisbehere 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jeremy Swayman .870 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .938
Jeremy Swayman 20 Saves Brian Elliott 30
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 32 2 0-4 1-2 4 29
Philadelphia 23 3 1-2 4-4 8 28
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Flyers have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Washington. The Bruins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .688 after a loss.