BOSTON-- Seeking to snap their most recent, season-long four game losing streak, the Boston Bruins came out hungry in the first period on Saturday against the Eastern Conference rival Philadelphia Flyers. Fortunately, for a Boston squad that couldn't hold a lead, they were able to hold on for a much-needed win in the shootout.
For the better part of the second frame and for almost the entirety of the third, we would see two teams execute air-tight defensive hockey to keep the score at 2-1 in favor of Boston.
Both teams would play to a scoreless tie through the five minute overtime period, with the Bruins taking the extra point by way of the shootout.
The obligatory violence that comes with hockey in Boston on St. Patrick's Day featured two evenly matched bouts, a first period exchange between Gregory Campbell and Zac Rinaldo and some second frame fisticuffs featuring Johnny Boychuk and Max Talbot.