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Shots on Goal: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins

Shots on Goal: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins

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Note: Today’s photo gallery is mainly all Flyers, Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky. My assigned shooting spots were at the Philadelphia end of the ice for this game.

With a little Irish luck on St. Patty’s Day Tim Thomas put a halt on Boston’s four game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

The Bruins jumped on Ilya Bryzgalov early in the first period  striking at 6:23 when Chris Kelly grabbed a rebound in front of the net and sent a wrister glove side past Bryzgalov.

Tyler Seguin notched his 25th goal at 17:07 when Patrice Bergeron dropped the puck on his stick from behind the net and Seguin tapped it past Bryzgalov on the short side.

Philly got on the board in the second frame when Matt Reid tipped a Danny Briere slapshot from the top of the right circle past Thomas.

Jakub Voracek closed out the scoring in regulation at 15:43 of the third when he tipped a Braydon Coburn shot from the blue line past a screened Thomas.

After a scoreless overtime period the shootout began with the first five snipers lighting the lamp, David Krejci, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron for Boston, Matt Reid and Claude Giroux for Philly. With a perfect 5-0 record in shootouts this season on the line, Thomas denied Danny Briere’s close in offering and sent the Garden crowd into the streets looking for green beer to celebrate. 

“After the second one, I kind of changed up what I do and I came way out to Briere – I think I went all the way out to the hash marks to try and give him a different look. I don’t know if that had anything to do with it at all, or I could’ve played it differently, as long as you make the save at the end. But I think it discouraged him from shooting.”

Thomas (30-18-4), playing in his 12th straight game, got the win stopping 27 of 29 shots.

Ilya Bryzgalov,  7-0-1 with a 1.10 GAA and .962 save percentage in his last eight games, took the loss stopping 31 0f 33 shots in regulation and overtime.

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