Flyers-Bruins: Game 2 recap

Posted: May 03, 2011

Score: Bruins 3, Flyers 2

How it happened: David Krejci, of the Bruins, scored with 5:59 left in overtime after a turnover that occurred when Kimmo Timonen failed to handle a wraparound pass from Braydon Coburn.

What it means: The Flyers have the Bruins right where they want 'em. Sort of. The Orange and Black lost two games to start last year's epic series with Boston.

Heroes: Krejci is the obvious choice . . . James van Riemsdyk continued his terrific postseason by scoring twice and dominating throughout . . . Boston goalie Tim Thomas gave up two early goals (on the first eight shots he faced), but stopped the next 46.

Gimme a shot: Van Riemsdyk had eight shots to increase his playoff-leading total to 59. Vancouver's Daniel Sedin is second with 39 shots, also in nine games. JVR also had eight shots in Game 1 of this series.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Van Riemsdyk was so dominant, that the crowd started chanting his initials "J-V-R, J-V-R." It is very rare for a crowd to single out a player like that who is not a goaltender.

Best collision, by accident: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid smashed headfirst into the boards after missing Mike Richards on a check in the first period. The thud of his face hitting wood sent a gasp through the crowd. McQuaid left the game and did not return.

Hey, guess what?: The Flyers had to change goaltenders midway through the game. Brian Boucher was injured stopping a second-period slap shot by defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Sergei Bobrovsky made three clutch saves, all while the Bruins were pressing at the end of the period, before Boucher returned to start the third period.

History lesson: The Flyers are 3-13 in a series they've trailed 0-2. Of course, one of those three wins came last year against the Bruins when they climbed out of a 0-3 hole.

Bet you didn't know: The Flyers are 3-4 all-time when they score in the first 30 seconds of a playoff game.

Power outage: The Bruins failed on two more power plays and are now a ridiculous 0-for-28 in the playoffs. They are also two wins away from the conference finals. That's hard to do.

Up next: The series switches to Boston for Game 3 tomorrow night. It's a 7 o'clock start, and Versus will televise.

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