Bruins Vs. Flyers: B's Hope to Rebound Against Hurting Flyers

Both teams have some variables heading into this afternoon's game, and both are looking to overcome those hurdles to take an important two points for the standings.

They say that hockey is a fluid game, and both Boston and Philadelphia will have to test that theory out this afternoon down at the Wells Fargo Center.

The B's enter today's game after losing to the Rangers 3-2 in overtime yesterday. Marian Gaborik scored the game winning goal with just 3 seconds left to go in the extra frame. While they lost the game, they also could have lost even more, come this morning.

Defenseman Andrew Ference was ejected from last night's game after he was called for a five-minute major penalty for charging and earned a game misconduct. He slammed Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh into the end boards just 1:50 into overtime and was sent to the locker rooms early.

He will have a hearing with the league this morning. Meanwhile, the Bruins have recalled defenseman Steven Kampfer from Providence to travel with the team to Philadelphia.

However, that is little compared to what the Flyers are dealing with this afternoon. Though they did win 4-1 yesterday against the New Jersey Devils, they lost even more players to injury.

With Chris Pronger out for the season due to a concussion, and James van Riemsdyk out indefinitely with a concussion as well, the last thing the Flyers wanted to hear was that word again. Unfortunately, it came around again yesterday, and now top forward Danny Briere will be sidelined with a concussion indefinitely.

Not only that, but Jaromir Jagr left yesterday's game with a lower-body injury in the first period.

With those injuries, the Flyers have recalled forwards Ben Holmstrom and Tom Sestito from the AHL.

The puck drops at 3 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NESN and aired on 100.7 WZLX instead of 98.5 The Sports Hub due to the Patriots/Ravens game.

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