The Boston Bruins came to town for this highly anticipated rematch from opening night. The Flyers came into this game as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, riding a winning streak of 7 games. Their longest since 2002.
A battle for first place was at stake in this game, except one team forgot to show up.
It was the Flyers
Throughout the game the game, the Bruins out hit, out skated, out played the Flyers. Dominating them from the opening whistle.
Not even thirty seconds in, the Bruins drew first blood by a ricochet off of Bruins forward Benoit Pouliot's skate and into the netting. Ninety seconds later it would be Daniel Paille who scored for the Bruins. Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic would also add goals in the first through the offensive onslaught.
It continued in the second with a goal from Nathan Horton.
Flyers backup Sergei Bobrovsky was then sent in to stop the bleeding. It didn't help much as Tyler Seguin netted the sixth and final goal for the Bruins in the third.
Not only were the Flyers embarrassed on the scoreboard, but to add insult to injury; they lost a key member of the Penalty Kill in Sean Couturier. Couturier was struck behind the ear by a Kimmo Timonen slap shot in the final minute of the first. No official word yet as to the diagnosis.
Their depth is already spread thin, with injuries to Chris Proner, Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn, Andreas Lilja, Erik Gustafsson, and now Couturier.
Kimmo Timonen said about the game "They were obviously the better team. We have to think about the game a little bit because we sucked. But we have to move on."
There really isn't more to it than that. They have to look forward starting Monday, when the Flyers head to Denver to take on the Avalanche. Game time starts at 9pm.