It equaled the second-fastest two goals in Flyers history, one second shy of the club record set in 1985.
Lauridsen (plus-3) got credit for his goal when Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara passed the puck to goalie Anton Khudobin, who watched it bounce off his stick, through his legs, and into the net.
"It's unbelievable how the United States comes together after tragedies like this," Read said after the city of Boston was named the No. 1 star following the game.
"I had goose bumps," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, a Massachusetts native, said of the opening festivities, adding that "hopefully, at some point, you start the healing process."
Boston remained tied with Montreal atop the Northeast Division (second in the East), while the Flyers (21-22-3) kept their hopes alive for finishing above .500 with two games remaining. They have finished below .500 just once in the last 17 seasons.
Steve Mason, aided by a gritty, no-name defense, made 39 saves and improved his Flyers goals-against average to 2.08 and his save percentage to .935.
Kimmo Timonen missed Tuesday's game and will be sidelined for the rest of the season because of a compression fracture of his right foot, leaving Luke Schenn as the only full-time defenseman remaining from the beginning of the season.
"He wasn't in a very good mood this morning," said general manager Paul Holmgren, whose team replaced Timonen with Andreas Lilja. "He hates missing games."
Timonen, 38, will not need surgery. Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Grossmann, and Bruno Gervais are done for the season with injuries.
Boston winger Jaromir Jagr returned to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time since he played for the Flyers last season.
Holmgren said the Flyers offered Jagr an extension last February, but his agent turned it down because he was looking for a better deal. The Flyers were negotiating for Zach Parise when Jagr signed with Dallas. He was later traded to Boston.
"I was very happy here, and everybody knew that," Jagr said before the game. "I loved that team, the fans, the city."
At 41, Jagr is still a quality player, and he had the primary assist on the Bruins' first goal Tuesday.
"My body is kind of different," Jagr said. "I'm getting tired when I have rest. I would rather to play every game . . . two games. Doubleheader, like in baseball. . . . Too bad there's not doubleheaders in hockey."
Schenn had eight hits and was plus-3, and Claude Giroux had two assists. . . . A raffle raised $85,595 to benefit onefundboston.org., and the players' jerseys are in an online auction to benefit those affected by the Boston tragedies. . . . Holmgren said Kent Huskins, recovering from a concussion, may return to the lineup Thursday in the Flyers' home finale against the Islanders. It could be Danny Briere's last home game as a Flyer.
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