Both teams had their fair share of hockey heading into this afternoon's game, and by the end of today's 6-5 shootout victory, it was easy to see the fatigue.
In 24 hours, the Bruins played 130 minutes of hockey and ended tonight's game in a shootout.
And it wasn't a light-hitting kind of game.
The game racked up 68 penalty minutes, including three different fights. Nathan Horton left the game at the end of the second period, after he took a high hit to the head earlier in the period.
Steven Kampfer took a couple tough hits as well, leaving him on the ice a little longer than anticipated.
But of course it all came down to the goals put in the net, and both teams were pretty good at doing that today.
The goals seemed to come in bunches all game, and at different times for both teams. Flyers forward Scott Hartnell put up a natural hat trick in the second period, for his sixth career 3-goal game. Those goals put the Flyers up 4-3 heading into the final frame.
Luckily for the Bruins, their goal differential in the third period is at +38, and they lived up to it, putting up two goals in the first five minutes of the third period. The Flyers did come back and score their fifth goal of the game, and tied it up 5-5 10:38 in the third.
But it was David Krejci and Tyler Seguin that put the game away, putting in two of the three shootout goals to give the Bruins the two points to tie them for first in the Eastern Conference.
Maxime Talbot scored the other two goals for the Flyers, while Claude Giroux was the only Flyer to score in the shootout.
The Bruins will travel to Washington to play the Capitals on Tuesday. Before that though, they will head to the White House on Monday to visit the White House and President Barack Obama.