Bruins Cup Rewind: B’s Push Flyers to Brink of Elimination With 5-1 Blowout in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Final


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After blowing a 3-0 series lead and a 3-0 Game 7 lead to the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, it was only fitting that the two teams would again face off in 2011 with a trip to the Eastern Conference final on the line.

This time, though, the B's made sure they didn't suffer the same fate.

In Game 3, which the Bruins won to take a 3-0 series lead, Zdeno Chara had two goals and an assist and Tim Thomas stopped 37 of the 38 shots he faced. Philly goaltender Brian Boucher, upon giving up his fourth goal, was pulled in favor of Sergei Bobrovsky.

While the win put the B's in the same position they had been a year prior, holding a commanding 3-0 lead, there was a different feel this time around. The B's proved things were, in fact, different by winning Game 4 in Boston by the same 5-1 final.

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