BOSTON — The atmosphere at the TD Garden tonight felt as close to that of an elimination game as it could without the Bruins actually being on the cusp of advancing.
And now Friday night they can win their way to the third round for the first time since 1992.
The Bruins jumped out to a remarkable 2-0 lead in first 63 seconds and never looked back en route to a 5-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Garden was rocking, the Bruins were cruising to a 3-0 lead and the Flyers looked demoralized.
You can re-live all the hard-hitting action with this gallery courtesy of Sharon Bradley Photography: