McQuaid/By S. Bradley

PHILADELPHIA — Head coach Claude Julien had some pretty good news on Adam McQuaid after his team’s 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers tonight.

“He’s coming back with us, so that’s a good sign in itself,” said Julien about McQuaid, who fell awkwardly into the end boards late in the first period and was taken to Jefferson Hospital to be evaluated.

Julien had no further information on the rookie, who should be cheered up by his teammates, as the Bruins now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series with Philadelphia, 2-0. The rest of the Bruins D corps picked up the slack and Tim Thomas bailed them out a ton with 52 saves in the win.

“That was not fun to see because those are the ones that are scary when a guy kind of gets tripped up on his own. So I hope he’s OK,” said defenseman Andrew Ference. “We have a lot of guys that know how to log minutes and play. You go right down the list of us, everybody’s played big minutes and handled games like that. So it was good. I think that we got stuck a couple times but were able to start ourselves up.”