It didn’t do anything to erase the bitter memories of last spring’s playoff collapse to Philadelphia, but the Bruins’ win tonight down in the City of Brotherly Love might’ve reminded the Black and Gold what it takes to win a game.
In their case, it all starts with scoring first.
Patrice Bergeron’s power-play goal proved to be the game-winner and the Bruins improved to 9-0-0 when scoring first and snapped their two-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Flyers.
The Bruins had allowed the first goal in five straight games.
Here’s a quick glance at the box score:
•Tim Thomas made 41 saves, including 16 in the second period, to earn his fifth shutout of the season.
•Bergeron and Tyler Seguin provided the offense.
•The Bruins’ penalty kill was back in force with four huge kills. The power play also came through with a goal for the first time after two empty games.