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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 27: Pavel Zacha #18 and David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins react following a goal by Pastrnak during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins scored four goals within a span of 4:14 in the first period to bury the Philadelphia Flyers early, coming away with a 6-2 road win at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

David Pastrnak scored twice and added an assist for the Bruins in the win. The final score didn’t necessarily reflect the way the Flyers played offensively at times, as they lost despite out-shooting the Bruins 37-29 in the game.

Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark was outstanding for the B’s, making 35 saves for his 15th win of the season. Ullmark kept the Flyers off the board early on, putting the Bruins in position to spark their four-goal assault that put the game away in the opening 20 minutes.

WATCH: Bruins-Flyers Highlights

The game started slowly for the Bruins, but they weathered the storm, as Ullmark stopped all nine Philly shots prior to Boston’s first goal. Then, suddenly, the floodgates opened.

Pastrnak opened the scoring with his 32nd goal with one of his patented moves, freezing the goalie with a fake to the outside then ripping the puck past him at an impossible angle. The Bruins were just getting started with this one.

  • McAvoy Finishes Great Pass

    The B’s would get the next goal just 1:37 later. Charlie McAvoy had a tap-in for the goal thanks to a heads-up cross-ice pass from Pavel Zacha, finishing the play off to make it 2-0.

  • Heinen’s Goal Upheld On Review

    The Bruins’ third goal would come off multiple bounces. It was that kind of afternoon for them and the Flyers. Danton Heinen barely got a piece of the puck on the way to the net from a deflected shot by Brandon Carlo, and the goal was upheld on a high-stick review to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

  • A Pair For ‘Pasta’

    And just 1:36 after the Heinen goal, Pastrnak made it two for himself and four for the team. Pastrnak buried the loose puck after it bounced his way for the unassisted goal, his 33rd of the season. He’s now on pace to score 55 on the season.

  • Van Riemsdyk Scores On Former Team

    The Flyers switched goalies for the second period, but it didn’t help. Former longtime Flyer James van Riemsdyk joined in on the scoring barrage with his eighth of the season, smacking home the puck off a gritty pass from Pastrnak, who won the board battle to make the assist and give the B’s a 5-0 lead.

  • Flyers Get On The Board

    The Flyers finally broke Ullmark’s shutout bid late in the second period. Flyers rookie Tyson Foerster escaped a hip check along the half boards then beat Ullmark with an impressive pivot and toe drag before the shot, chipping away at the deficit at 5-1.

  • Foerster Gets His Second

    Foerster made the game a little interesting in the third period, making it 5-2. His shot from the slot deflected off Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk and Ullmark couldn’t quite handle the change-up.

  • Coyle Puts The Game Away

    Despite a late push from the Flyers, Bruins forward Charlie Coyle iced the game for good with his 18th goal of the season to make it 6-2. Coyle is now on pace for 30 goals, which would be a new career-high.

  • Up Next…

    The Bruins will head into their bye week on a high note, entering the break at 31-9-9, the best record in the Eastern Conference. They’ll get back to game action on Feb. 6 against the Calgary Flames at TD Garden.

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