Despite a slow start that saw David Pastrnak blow by Shayne Gostisbehere and deflect his first goal of the game off of Ivan Provorov in the game’s first 12 seconds, the Philadelphia Flyers actually played one of their best games of the season on Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins.
That is, of course, until a comedy of errors, namely stupid penalties, began in late in the third period.
Protecting a 3-1 lead, Nicholas Aube-Kubel lead off the calamity by closing his hand around the puck when he caught a pop-fly in the neutral zone. Pasta scored his second of the night 10 seconds after the call to put Boston within one.
Then, with two minutes left, Kevin Hayes got called for a lazy hook, which allowed No. 88 to convery his hat trick with only 14 seconds left in regulation.
Finally, in the game’s final 7 seconds, Scott Laughton committed a dumb interference which gave the Bruins a power play to begin overtime, a 4-on-3 advantage they used to win the game 30 seconds into the extra frame.
Yup, Philly gave this one away. For full analysis, check out the postgame.