PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Bruins have misplaced shootouts each which means this season.
Brad Marchand discovered a brand new one Monday night time.
The Bruins star overskated the puck at heart ice on a shootout try in a weird ending to the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-5 victory over Boston.
Travis Konecny scored in the fifth spherical of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his flip needing to rating to hold the sport going. The two-time All-Star charged towards the resting puck however barely nipped it as he skated previous — he zoomed into the offensive zone, however the puck trickled ahead only a few inches.
Officials met briefly earlier than signaling that the sport was over. Because Marchand made contact with the puck, it was thought-about a shot try.
“I was just trying to get going and just missed it,” Marchand stated. “That’s the way it is. I’m not going to overthink it.”
Boston entered the sport tied with Washington and St. Louis for many factors in the NHL however fell to 0-7 in shootouts.
“We’ve seen that movie before,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy stated.
Well, not precisely. Not fairly like this.
“It was a nice way for us to know it was over,” Konecny stated.
Travis Sanheim scored twice in regulation for the Flyers, who rallied from a three-goal deficit.
“It’s a big positive for us,” Konecny stated. “We went through a little stretch where we were struggling, so to come back against a team like this, it puts us right up there and we know we can win against these teams.”
Sean Couturier, Connor Bunnaman and Kevin Hayes additionally scored for the Flyers, who have been down 5-2 with 12 ½ minutes left in the second interval.
“They’re a great team over there,” Hayes stated. “They’re top of the league every year. To go down three goals and come back and play the way we did to win the game, it’s a springboard of the good things coming up.”
Philadelphia improved to 15-3-Four at residence.
David Krejci had two objectives and Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle and David Pastrnak additionally scored for the Bruins.
The Flyers had the very best alternative in the five-minute time beyond regulation when Ivan Provorov was proper on the doorstep, however Jaroslav Halak prolonged his proper pad for a stellar save simply earlier than the buzzer sounded.
Sanheim obtained his second of the sport by following his personal miss to tie it at 5 with 7:02 left in the third interval throughout a 4-on-4.
“He’s real effective when he moves up in the play,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault stated of Sanheim, a defenseman. “He’s just scratching the surface with that potential.”
The groups mixed for six objectives in an entertaining second interval.
Boston regarded in place for a blowout after Krejci’s second of the night time made it 5-2. The Flyers answered with the ultimate two objectives of the second.
Couturier pulled Philadelphia inside 5-Three with 6:48 left in the interval when he misplaced management of the puck close to the crease and it slid underneath Halak’s glove. Connor Bunnaman, referred to as up on Sunday from Lehigh Valley of the AHL, then was credited together with his first profession purpose 1 ½ minutes later when Mark Friedman’s shot from the purpose hit him and two Bruins defensemen earlier than going into the online. It was Friedman’s first profession help.
Cassidy wasn’t pleased with the Flyers’ closing three regulation tallies, particularly the tying one.
“It’s inexcusable,” he stated. “No compete in front of the net, no urgency to keep the puck out of the net.”
Pastrnak notched his NHL-leading 36th purpose on a backhander by way of Carter Hart’s legs to open the second-period scoring.
Krejci scored his 10th of the season to make it 2-Zero with 3:11 left in the primary, ending an attractive tic-tac-toe passing play with a one-timer from simply contained in the submit to lengthen Boston’s club-record streak with a power-play tally to 14 consecutive video games.
Hayes pulled the Flyers inside a purpose with a one-timer from the proper circle on an influence play with 1:38 left in the primary to snap Philadelphia’s 0-for-11 skid on the man-advantage.
NOTES: Halak stopped 34 photographs and Hart made 26 saves. … D Zdeno Chara performed in his 1,000th recreation as a Bruin, changing into the sixth participant in membership historical past to attain the mark. He joined Ray Bourque, Johnny Bucyk, Patrice Bergeron, Don Sweeney and Wayne Cashman. Overall, it was the 1,5030th recreation of Chara’s profession. … The groups will wrap up the three-game season sequence March 10 in Philadelphia. … Philadelphia improved to 5-5 in shootouts. … Couturier had two assists for a three-point night time.
Bruins: At Columbus on Tuesday night time.
Flyers: At St. Louis on Wednesday night time.