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Bruins tackle Flyers to win 5th straight

David Kreich scored two goals in the third period and Linus Urmark made 22 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 Thursday night.

Tomas Nosek and Jake DeBrusk also lit the lamps and Boston took a 1-0 lead after two periods, extending their lead with three goals in the final frame.

With two assists each from Nick Foligno and Pavel Zacha, the Bruins have won five in a row and won 12 of their last 13 games.

Boston went 2-for-4 on the power play and had a 32-23 shot advantage.

Owen Tippett scored and Carter Hart stopped 28 shots as Philadelphia fell to 0-4-1 in their final five games.

After 20 minutes of a scoreless start, Boston controlled their offensive pace to start the second, finally breaking the deadlock at 11:25. After Foligno circled the net and fed a pass into the slot through heavy traffic, Nosek slotted the go-ahead tally home.

Nosek scored his first two goals of the season in back-to-back games and picked up points in his final four games.

The Flyers only scored five seconds of shots, but Urmark was called on to make a key stop by Kevin Hayes after turning over up front less than six minutes into the final frame.

DeBlask doubled Boston’s lead to 2–0 with a power play goal with 12:28 remaining, standing on the doorstep and redirecting David Pasternak’s slap pass from the right circle.

The Flyers responded with a man-up goal of their own, breaking the shutout after just two minutes. Tippett broke a four-game scoring drought with a hard shot from above the right circle.

Only 16 seconds left the game with one goal, but at 10:04 Zacha ran the loose puck into the craiches to make a partial breakaway tally.

Craig also scored at 16:21, sending home a spinning feed from Foligno at the net front.

Philadelphia’s John Totorella played in 1,400 career NHL head coaching games, making him the first American-born bench boss in league history.

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