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Bruins Vs. Flyers Score Update: Matt Read Cuts The Boston Lead To 2-1 After Two Periods

BOSTON-- After some early pressure and a failed power-play chance kicked off the second period for Boston, rugged blueliner Johnny Boychuk threw down the mitts with former Pittsburgh Penguin Max Talbot for the afternoon’s second edition of the fisticuffs.

Philadelphia would cut the Boston lead in half midway through the second period when rookie forward Matt Read would deflect a Danny Briere wrist shot past Tim Thomas for his 20th goal of the season with only two seconds remaining on a Flyers’ power-play. The twenty goal plateau is undoubtedly a major accomplishment for the late-blooming rookie out of Ilderton, Ontario after spending a full four seasons at Bemidji State University.

In the misleading statistics department, B's defenseman Greg Zanon is listed with a plus-two rating through the first two periods, despite being out-muscled in-front of the Boston net near the tail-end of the Philly power-play that would lead to Read's tally.

Through two periods, Tim Thomas has made 14 saves, whilst his counter-part Ilya Bryzgalov has stopped 17 shots on the opposite end of the TD Garden ice.