Flyers get past Bruins, sort of

Posted: October 13, 2012

The NHL lockout could not prevent the Flyers from opening the 2012-13 season with a riveting, 4-3 win over the visiting Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

OK, it was a Strat-O-Matic simulated game, but it's all we've got. The NHL season, which was supposed to start Thursday, has gone dark as the owners and players are locked in an ugly labor dispute.

In the simulated game, Brayden Schenn scored with 1 minute, 14 seconds left to key the comeback victory. Bruno Gervais (!), Danny Briere, and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers

In real life, eight Flyers are playing in Europe, nine who spent time with the team last season are with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms, and a handful of others are training on their own - and maybe even playing some Strat-O-Matic hockey. - Sam Carchidi

Flyers 4, Bruins 3

Bruins 1 1 1 - 3

Flyers 2 0 2 - 4

SHOTS: Boston 10-5-7-22; Phila. 10-14-14-38

SCORING: First: 1. BOS. Dennis Seidenber G (1)( Rich Peverley, Zdeno Chara ): 6:10; 2. PHI. Bruno Gervais (1) ( Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell ): 8:55; 3. PHI. Danny Briere (1) ( Kimmo Timonen, Jakub Voracek ): 14:38. Second: 4. BOS. Milan Lucic (1) (Nathan Horton, Patrice Bergeron ) (PP) 15:14. Third: 5. BOS. Nathan Horton (1) ( Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron ) (PP) 0:12; 6. PHI. Wayne Simmonds (1) (Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell ) (PP) 8:18; 7. PHI. Brayden Schenn (1) (Danny Briere ) 18:46.

PENALTIES: 1. BOS. Shawn Thornton - 2 min: 1st 3:49; 2. PHI. Jody Shelley - 2 min: 1st 3:49; 3. BOS. Tyler Seguin - 2 min: 2d 1:04; 4. BOS. Brad Marchand - 4 min: 2d 6:43; Extra penalty served by Dougie Hamilton; 6. PHI. Wayne Simmonds - 2 min: 2d 6:43; 7. PHI. Maxime Talbot - 2 min: 2d 14:45; 8. PHI. Danny Briere - 2 min: 2d 18:36; 9. PHI. Scott Hartnell - 4 min: 3d 1:04; 10. BOS. Tyler Seguin - 4 min: 3d 1:04; 11. PHI. Bruno Gervais - 2 min: 3d 2:38; 12. BOS. David Krejci - 2 min: 3d 7:19

INJURIES: None

GOALIES: Boston, Tuukka Rask, 59 minutes, 38 shots, 4 goals. Phila., Ilya Bryzgalov, 60 minutes, 22 shots, 3 goals.

POWER PLAY OPP/GOALS: Boston, 3/2. Phila., 3/1.

STARS OF THE GAME: 1st star - Danny Briere, Phila. 2d star - Scott Hartnell, Phila. 3d star - Jakub Voracek, Phila.

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