PHI
23-22-3
BOS
28-14-6

Bruins 3, Flyers 0

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

BOSTON (AP) - It took the Boston Bruins just over 2 minutes to turn a scoreless tie into a 3-0 lead.

The first-period scoring outburst was more than enough offense for the Bruins in a 3-0 shutout over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Boston played one of its best defensive games of the season, limiting Philadelphia to 23 shots as Tuukka Rask picked up his 13th career shutout despite not seeing the puck during several long stretches as his teammates controlled play at the other end of the ice.

"We took their time and space away a lot of times and didn't give them second chances," said Chris Kelly, whose goal with 6:32 left in the first period put Boston up 2-0.

Tyler Seguin had just given the Bruins a 1-0 lead of the game when he scored on a power play with 8:07 left, his third goal in two games.

Kelly followed that with a wrist shot from the slot, then Daniel Paille finished the flurry by beating Ilya Bryzgalov on a breakaway with 5:08 still to go in the first. The goals came in a span of just 2:18 and the Bruins remained in command the rest of the way.

"I think we only had one shot in the first 10 minutes, but I didn't think that we were playing poorly," Kelly said. "The shots aren't always there. We seemed to get rolling after that and I thought we played a pretty consistent game."

Boston got goals from three different lines and the six assists came from six players.

Rask stopped the shots that came his way sporadically and got some help from Seguin, who cleared a loose puck after Rask misplayed it while charged out of the crease to avoid a breakaway.

"I think I saw pretty much every puck," Rask said. "It's never easy whenever you don't see that much traffic. It's kind of mentally tougher to stay sharp."

The Bruins also managed to hang on to a 3-0 lead, the same cushion they had Tuesday at Washington before the Capitals rallied to win 4-3 in overtime.

There was no rallying for Philadelphia, which lost its third straight exactly one week after reaching .500 for the first time this season.

"After 1-0, we stopped competing," coach Peter Laviolette said.

The Flyers held a closed-door team meeting after the game. Philadelphia was coming off a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday, going scoreless in the final two periods and blowing a 4-1 lead. The scoring drought reached five periods on Saturday.

"They scored a goal and we never recovered. We never responded to it," Laviolette said. "We were looking for a response from last game and that wasn't the response we were looking for."

Bryzgalov stopped just three of the six shots he faced in the first period, but regained his composure and was the primary reason the game didn't turn into a rout. Bryzgalov kept Philadelphia within reach with saves on some great scoring chances for the Bruins, who outshot the Flyers 28-23.

The Bruins scored on their first power play when Milan Lucic backhanded a pass across the crease to Seguin, who hit the open net and put Boston up 1-0 with 8:07 left in the first period. It was Seguin's eighth goal of the season.

Kelly got free in the slot for another wrister with 6:32 left for his 99th career goal and it took less than a minute for the Bruins to strike again. Shawn Thornton forced a turnover at the blue line and set up Paille's breakaway goal with 5:49 left in the first that put Boston up 3-0.

"Our guys stuck to the game plan," coach Claude Julien said. "We looked more like the team that had those leads in the past. We had a little glitch there for a couple of games. We're hoping to turn the page on that."

Bryzgalov was pulled Thursday after allowing four goals against Pittsburgh.

Laviolette left Bryzgalov in this time despite his struggles in the first period. His teammates didn't help him much Saturday with sloppy defense in their own end and the Bruins capitalized on it for their second and third goals.

Bryzgalov was sharper in the second period - and the Flyers needed him to be as Boston outshot Philadelphia 13-7 in the period.

Notes: Rich Peverley had an assist on Boston's second goal, giving him 200 career points. ... Seguin has five goals and three assists in eight career games against Philadelphia. ... The Flyers are 0-9-0 this season when trailing after the first. ... The Bruins have outshot their opponents in all but six of 22 games this season. ... Julien has 244 career wins as coach of the Bruins, one short of tying Milt Schmidt for second in team history.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:53BOS PPG - Tyler Seguin (8) ASST: Milan Lucic (10), David Krejci (13) 1 - 0 BOS
13:28BOS Chris Kelly (2) ASST: Jordan Caron (1), Rich Peverley (4) 2 - 0 BOS
14:11BOS Daniel Paille (4) ASST: Gregory Campbell (3), Shawn Thornton (1) 3 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
Three Stars of the Game
Tuukka Rask
1st
Tuukka Rask
SA: 23TOI: 59:47
GA: 0EV: 19-19
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Chris Kelly
2nd
Chris Kelly
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:32
Dennis Seidenberg
3rd
Dennis Seidenberg
D
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 7
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:36
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:03BOS David Krejci  Holding against  Zac Rinaldo
11:12PHI Kimmo Timonen  Hooking against  Nathan Horton
2nd Period
11:05BOS Shawn Thornton  Fighting (maj) against  Zac Rinaldo
11:05PHI Zac Rinaldo  Fighting (maj) against  Shawn Thornton
3rd Period
06:59BOS Shawn Thornton  Too many men/ice - bench
12:00BOS Jordan Caron  Slashing against  Luke Schenn
16:49PHI Nicklas Grossmann  Cross checking against  David Krejci
shots by period
PeriodPHIBOS
1st56
2nd713
3rd119
Total2328
Team Stats
CategoryPHIBOS
Power Plays0/31/2
Hits4131
Faceoff Wins3129
Giveaways107
Takeaways28
Blocked Shots2518
Penalty Minutes911
  • PHILADELPHIA
  • BOSTON
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8N. GrossmannD00-10217:27
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41A. MeszarosD0003017:28
44K. TimonenD0003222:29
48D. BriereC0004015:47
93J. VoracekR00-10018:15
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21A. FerenceD0012018:23
22S. ThorntonL011157:52
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27D. HamiltonD0001014:46
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49R. PeverleyC0111016:48
54A. McQuaidD0001016:22
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63B. MarchandL0001015:29
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40T. Rask23231.00059:47