Bruins Schedule: Eastern Conference Clash With Philadelphia Flyers On Deck

OTTAWA, CANADA - DECEMBER 14: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a save off his shoulder as Colin Greening #14 of the Ottawa Senators looks for the rebound and Joe Corvo #14 of the Boston Bruins looks on during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on December 14, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins schedule resumes this weekend with one game, a highly-anticipated away bout against the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

The Boston Bruins schedule resumes this weekend with one game, a highly-anticipated away bout against the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m., NHLN-US, NESN).

The Bruins, second in the Eastern Conference with 41 points, trail Philadelphia by two points in the standings despite experiencing just two regulation losses in the last month and a half. Boston enters the game winners of three straight, including a 3-0 shutout on Tuesday against Los Angeles and a 5-2 victory against Ottawa on Wednesday during which Tim Thomas turned away 47 shots. The wins moved Boston to 17-2-1 during the team's last 20 games. 

Yet the Bruins won't even be the hottest team on the ice Saturday. The Flyers have won seven straight, including a 4-3 win against Montreal on Thursday. Wayne Simmonds has scored in four straight games for Philadelphia and Scott Hartnell has goals in six of the last seven.

For more Bruins coverage, visit our team page or our blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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