Morning Mashup: Flyers Bullied by B’s


Regardless of what it says on your passport or birth certificate (see: Barack Obama), the atmosphere in the building at the Wells Fargo Centre when Lauren Hart serenaded the Flyers faithful with ‘God Bless America’ was an amazing sight and whirlwind of emotion.

The performance was a fitting tribute to the ups and downs that North America has endured and the ramifications of 9/11. Observing all of the dangers and tragedies in the world forces you to step back and think about what’s really important. Sport is a way for many of us to get away from all of that. However, it is important to be thankful to the men and women who have sacrificed so much in order for us to live freely.

On the ice last night, the Boston Bruins managed to pull out a very hard fought 3-2 win on the back of Tim Thomas, who stopped 52 of 54 shots. The Flyers thrived off the emotion from the national anthem by jumping out to an early two-goal led thanks to James Van Riemsdyk. A balance Boston attack, led by Brad Marchand and Chris Kelly, paced the Bruins back to a tie game.

With two games in the bag and two more wins required to advance, it appears that the Bruins know how to solve the Flyers, but have they overcome the monumental upset from last season or is it still looming in the back of their mind?

Playoff Links:

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Your Say:

Can the Bruins avoid another series collapse and ensure that a repeat of last year is not in the books? What are your predictions for tonight’s games?