BOSTON — You can hate Philadelphia defenseman Randy Jones all you want for what he did to Patrice Bergeron last season, but you’ve got to give the guy credit for a sense of humor.
He was booed every time he touched the puck today before his game-winning goal lifted the Flyers over the Boston Bruins, 4-3, in overtime at TD Banknorth Garden. And after the game, he put it all in perspective.
“Were they booing me? I thought they were just calling ‘Lou,'” Jones said. “It definitely feels good, but first and foremost it feels good to get the two points against the top team in our conference. It doesn’t bother me if they want to boo me or cheer me or say whatever to me, it’s another game. It was important game for us. The way we bounced back in the second was a big step for us.”
The Flyers overcame a two-goal, first-period deficit to earn the road win. Jones’ goal wasn’t one to put on his highlight reel, as all he did was throw the puck toward the net, where Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference deflected it in.
“I mean, it’s just one of those bounces. The puck comes to the net, it bounces off your leg. It’s fun to score (that way) but obviously when it happens to your side it’s not so fun,” Ference said. “I saw it at the last second. I was standing at the side of the net, so it just kind of hit me. There was no time to really react.”