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Playoff Chances Fade For The Philadelphia Flyers After A Loss To The Boston Bruins

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphi Inquirer,

The Flyers, playing one of the most important games of their uneven season, faced a Boston Bruins team Tuesday that was missing two of its best defensemen and its three top goaltenders.

They failed to take advantage.

Boston goalie Jeremy Swayman made 40 saves in a memorable NHL debut, and Patrice Bergeron scored three times as the Bruins handed the Flyers a killer loss, 4-2, at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers fell five points behind Boston for the fourth and final East Division playoff spot, and the Bruins have two games in hand. The Flyers could have moved to within a point of the Bruins with a regulation win....

The urgency was missing in the final period. With their playoff lives on the brink, the Flyers went down meekly, managing just four shots in the third.

“Give them credit. They’re a good team, they’re an experienced team,” coach Alain Vigneault said. “... I thought we played extremely well in the second and they tightened things a little bit and it was tougher for us to get through.”

The Flyers outshot the Bruins, 42-26, and had a 77-50 advantage in shot attempts.

“We didn’t give them a lot of looks, and we had some great looks,” Vigneault said. “We weren’t able to finish and they were able to finish.”

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Game highlights are below.

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d ca's avatar

...sounds like they could use a good veteran blue liner that plays a defensive game like Staal.

Posted by d ca on 04/08/21 at 01:14 AM ET

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