Tim Thomas collected 41 saves to record his NHL-leading fifth shutout as the Boston Bruins offense went to work for three goals in last night’s victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Yesterday’s game marked the first meeting between the Bruins and Flyers since May when Philadelphia rallied from a 3-0 series deficit to eliminate Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“That’s what we wanted to do coming here tonight,” said Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin. “Not only was it revenge for last year, but we also wanted a nice fresh start. That has been our main thing as of late. We wanted to come out with a better start, be hungrier and play a little more desperate hockey. Tonight we did that.”
Patrice Bergeron was first to score 5:40 into the contest before Seguin found the net later in the period for the early 2-0 advantage. Milan Lucic solidified the win with a goal on empty net as Thomas continued to deny the Flyers attack. The B’s are next set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at the TD Garden. They will then face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday before returning to Boston to matchup with the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders.