The Flyers seven game winning streak was snapped today, in a bad way, to the Boston Bruins. The Flyers had won nine of their last 10 games entering today's contest with the Bruins. The NHL's highest scoring team had only been shut out once this season – their last loss, ironically – coming into today.
The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead with less than three minutes gone by in the game and never looked back. They scored a total of four goals in the first period and won by a final of 6-0. All six goals were scored by six different players.
Starting goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was pulled less than halfway through the contest after allowing five goals on 20 total shots. His replacement – Sergei Bobrovsky – salvaged the remainder of the game nicely, only allowing one goal on 17 shots.
The loss drops the Flyers to 20-8-3 on the season, still five points up on the second place Rangers in the Atlantic Division. Their next game is Monday, December 19 on the road against the Colorado Avalanche.