Bruins 5, Flyers 3: A Pastatively predictable result

The Flyers gave it their all, but everyone knew how this one would go.

Bruins 5, Flyers 3: A Pastatively predictable result
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The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their seventh game in a row on Sunday as they couldn't keep up with the high power offense of the Boston Bruins. There was little doubt that the Bruins would give the Flyers more than they could handle, but no one expected that the surge would single-handedly be led by David Paastrnak.

Or did they?

David Pastrnak had a four-point night, which included a hat trick that gave the star forward his 60th goal of the season and the 300th goal of his career. Frankly, it could have easily been a four-goal night for Pasta who had an earlier goal overturned for goaltender interference. If watching the game gave rise to subtle suspicions that Pastrnak always puts on a show against the Flyers, those suspicions are well-founded. Pastrnak now has fifteen career hat tricks, and four of those have come against the orange and black.

The Flyers were (once again) led by Owen Tippet who recorded two points along with Joel Farabee. Each tallied a goal and an assist. Noah Cates and Wade Allison also made their presence known, the latter of whom kept the Flyers in the game after the Bruins scored within the first sixty seconds of the game.

Despite the Bruins' offensive onslaught, the Flyers showed a lot of fight. Literally. The game became fairly physical in the second period, and the physicality carried over into the last frame when Nic Deslauriers (of course) dropped the gloves.

The Flyers are making it clear that they will give the rest of the season everything they have. Obviously, Travis Konecny is back in action despite suffering an injury a couple of months ago. The same could be said of Ivan Provorov, who seemed to suffer a nasty injury with ten minutes left in the third period. Provorov's arm got caught up against the glass while he battled for a puck, and the defensemen fell to the ice in a heap. He was in visible pain and headed straight to the locker room when he exited the ice. However, he was back on the bench just two minutes later and finished the game.

At the end of the day, the Flyers gave fans an exciting game. Felix Sandstrom blocked 29 shots in his attempt to keep the game close, and the offense helped him out with three goals against Boston's Jeremy Swaman. The Flyers simply couldn't keep up.

The win gave the Bruins their 63rd win this season, which set a new NHL record. The Flyers will next face Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.