Boston Bruins

Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins looked well on their way to a regulation road loss on Easter Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers. But Bergeron’s tying goal with just 3.8 seconds left in the third period salvaged a point for the B’s, who eventually lost in overtime 4-3.

Numerous failed breakout attempted by the Flyers, including one egregious mistake by winger Wayne Simmonds, kept the battling Bruins alive in the closing moments. The Flyers’ Brandon Manning attempted a breakout that appeared to deflect off Jori Lehtera, as it bounced right to Bergeron and he slapped it past Philadelphia goalie Petr Mrazek to tie the game 3-3.

However, Claude Giroux grabbed the game-winner for the Flyers with 1:21 left in 3-on-3 OT when he took a breakaway pass and roofed a backhand over Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin.

The B’s out-shot the Flyers 39-24 in the game, but Philadelphia made the most of their limited opportunities. The Flyer’s most impressive finish came off the stick of Travis Konecny, who flipped the puck over the sticks of two Bruins defenders then toe-dragged around Bergeron and beat Khudobin for his 24th of the season.

Up Next: The Bruins have a chance to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night if they can beat the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road in regulation.