Today is the second and final outdoor game at Lake Tahoe between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. It would be the B’s who got an early 1-0 lead thirty four seconds into the game on a goal from David Pastrnak. After a Patrice Bergeron shot block, Brad Marchand took the puck and skated into the offensive zone to set up Pastrnak for his seventh goal of the season. About six minutes later, Joel Farabee would take advantage of a long pass off the boards and would score on his drive towards the net tying the score up for the Flyers. Sean Couurier would get involved in the scoring a few moments later scoring his third on the season to give Philadelphia a lead. However, that lead would be very short lived. Charlie McAvoy would blast a shot from the point scoring his second goal of the season and evening the score up for the Bruins. After the first period, the score would be tied 2-2.
David Pastrnak had a flair for early period goals this evening as he would score another one forty six seconds in as he roofed a shot behind goalie Carter Hart to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. That wouldn’t be the only goal the Bruins would score as they would score three goals in a span of ninety nine seconds late in the second period. Bruins goals would come from Charlie Coyle, Trent Fredric (first NHL goal), and Nick Ritchie who would deflect a puck in on the power play. After the second period, the Boston Bruins would lead the Philadelphia Flyers 6-2.
After giving up six goals on twenty three shots, starting goalie Carter Hart would be pulled in favor of backup Brian Elliott to begin the third period. The Flyers did get another goal as James van Riemsdyk would deflect in a shot on the power play. Later on in the period, David Pastrnak would complete the hat trick as he would one time a shot from the left circle to make the final score be 7-3 and seal the victory for the Boston Bruins.
Shots: 35 19
Hits: 23 31
Power Play: 1/3 1/3
Faceoffs: 51.9% 48.1%