BOSTON — The Bruins secured two much-needed points in a thrilling Saturday afternoon game against the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-2 overtime win.
B’s winger Brad Marchand forced overtime with a goal in the last 15 seconds of regulation and then won the game with an overtime tally at the 3:52 mark.
The Bruins return to game action Sunday afternoon against the Detroit Red Wings in the second half of a back-to-back at TD Garden. Puck drop is scheduled for shortly after 12:30 p.m.
Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Flyers:
1. Bruins’ Power Play Strikes Twice
Boston’s power play was in a 1-for-14 slump entering Saturday, but the unit scored twice — once in the first period and again in the third period. Zdeno Chara scored on a shot from the point to open the scoring at 7:07 of the first period.
Brad Marchand scored Boston’s second power-play tally — his 20th goal of the season overall — on a beautiful deflection off a shot from Dougie Hamilton. The goal tied the score 2-2 with 14.1 seconds remaining in regulation.
2. Jakub Voracek Hits 20-Goal Mark
Flyers winger Jakub Voracek scored his 20th goal of the season during a second-period power play. The goal, which gave Voracek three straight seasons of 20-plus tallies, tide the score 1-1. It also was his first goal in eight games and second in the last 12.
Voracek now has 66 points (20 goals, 46 assists) in 66 games to lead the Flyers. He’s already surpassed his previous career high in points for a single season (62, set in 2013-14).
3. Bruins’ Penalty-Kill Struggles Continue
The Bruins penalty kill has allowed a goal in seven of the last nine games with a total of nine goals against during that span. Voracek’s second-period power-play goal (see video above for a replay) was the third given up by Boston in the last two games.
The Bruins had the league’s best penalty kill in January, but the unit has struggled mightily since the start of February. Boston is 29-for-39 on the penalty kill in 14 games since Feb. 1.
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