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Couturier efficient in return, Flyers seize huge win over Bruins

With Sean Couturier back in the lineup, the Flyers picked up a thrilling 3-2 win Saturday afternoon over the Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center. Travis Konecny scored his 29th and 30th goals of the season. Tyson Foerster buried the game-winner with 1:31 minutes left. Konecny broke the ice late in the second period with

Couturier efficient in return, Flyers seize huge win over Bruins

With Sean Couturier again within the lineup, the Flyers picked up an exhilarating 3-2 win Saturday afternoon over the Bruins on the Wells Fargo Middle.

Travis Konecny scored his twenty ninth and thirtieth targets of the season. Tyson Foerster buried the game-winner with 1:31 minutes left.

Konecny broke the ice late within the second interval with an influence play objective. Through the third interval, he put the Flyers again in entrance, 2-1, earlier than Danton Heinen bought it again 56 seconds later.

All of it arrange for Foerster’s heroics. The rookie winger had an help, as nicely.

“We by no means hand over,” Foerster mentioned. “We all the time stick collectively.”

The Flyers (36-26-9) have earned a minimum of some extent in three straight video games (2-0-1).

John Tortorella’s membership is 2-2-1 on this grueling seven-game stretch towards contenders. It has the Panthers and Rangers remaining.


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The Flyers now have 12 wins over top-10 golf equipment. They went 1-2-0 towards the Bruins (41-16-15) of their three-game regular-season sequence. After permitting 12 targets over the primary two conferences, the Flyers restricted Boston this time.

“Excessive marks,” Tortorella mentioned. “That is a very good hockey group clearly. I assumed we stood proper in there and performed a very good third interval.”

For the reason that 2021-22 season, the Flyers have gone 2-7-0 towards the Bruins.

The Flyers now have 12 wins over top-10 golf equipment:

Beat Bruins, 3-2
Beat Canucks, 2-0
Beat Canucks, 4-1
Beat Avalanche, 5-2
Beat Hurricanes, 3-1
Beat Stars, 5-1
Beat Panthers, 2-1
Beat Panthers, 2-1
Beat Jets, 2-0
Beat Jets, 4-1
Beat Oilers, 4-1
Beat Maple Leafs, 4-3

— Jordan Corridor (@JHallNBCS) March 23, 2024

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• Couturier returned to the lineup after a two-game benching.

“It is behind me now,” he mentioned of the consecutive wholesome scratches. “I do not wish to actually speak about it. I simply wish to assist the group in any means I can. All of it labored out nicely, we got three out of four points and now 5 out of six. I assumed as a group all of us responded actual nicely.”

The Flyers’ captain performed nicely on the fourth line with Noah Cates and Olle Lycksell. It could have been the Flyers’ handiest line.

The trio had sustained time within the offensive zone, created some appears and drew the penalty to arrange Konecny’s man benefit marker.

“I assumed they checked nicely. I assumed the road performed rather well,” Tortorella mentioned. “I feel Lycksell is a man that the increasingly I see him, it is one thing that we’re taken with so far as what he might be. He is had some scoring probabilities, too, however the different facet of the puck, I feel he has performed fairly nicely.

“All three of these guys, I would begin them within the offensive zone more often than not, they’d some shifts towards their high traces and I feel they did a reasonably good job.”

Nicolas Deslauriers, Cam Atkinson, Denis Gurianov and Marc Staal had been wholesome scratches.

• With 11 video games to go, the Flyers are in third place of the Metropolitan Division, a spot they’ve held for the reason that finish of January. They entered Saturday with a 75.4 % probability to make the playoffs, per’s probabilities report.

After Saturday’s win, they’re 4 factors forward of the Capitals and 6 up on the Islanders. Washington has performed two fewer video games than the Flyers and New York one fewer. The Flyers have yet one more matchup with every group.

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The Flyers Postgame Stay crew broke down the group’s 3-2 win Saturday afternoon over the Bruins.

• Samuel Ersson recorded 18 saves on 20 photographs. He has stopped 75 of 83 photographs within the Flyers’ three-game level streak.

“I feel all yr now we have been taking part in good towards high groups,” the 24-year-old rookie mentioned. “Clearly you need to respect them, however we all know what we will do, we’re a superb group, as nicely. We’ve to consider that and exit and show it each evening.”

Boston tied the sport a little bit over halfway via the third interval with a objective from Justin Brazeau. It got here on the Flyers’ third defensive pair of Egor Zamula and Erik Johnson. Brazeau completed with a superb transfer on Ersson.

Konecny was virtually the hero however Heinen surprised the Flyers to make it 2-2. Morgan Geekie by some means snuck a cross-ice cross via the Flyers’ protection.

The Flyers had been capable of maintain David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scoreless.

Bruins netminder Linus Ullmark stopped 26 of the Flyers’ 29 photographs. He was strong via two intervals however Boston wanted him to be higher late.

One minute and 16 seconds after Konecny scored within the center body, Johnson laid out and made a wonderful defensive play to ignite a Scott Laughton breakaway. However Ullmark made a flashy glove save to maintain the Bruins inside one at second intermission.

“I do not assume you guys understand how huge of a play that was,” Konecny mentioned of Johnson’s effort. “As a result of there was a breakdown and you understand harmful their group might be. It was big.”

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Johnson, who the Flyers acquired at the trade deadline, additionally had excessive reward for Konecny.

“From what I knew earlier than, an incredible competitor, actually good at getting beneath a group’s pores and skin,” the veteran defenseman mentioned. “There is a fantastic line, proper? You do not wish to go over that line and damage your group, however you wish to play on the sting and be that thorn within the different group’s facet. For T.Ok., he has bought that ability and that abrasiveness. It has actually helped our group.”

• The Flyers are proper again at it Sunday once they host Florida (6 p.m. ET/NBCSP+).

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