|Murray has two goals, Savard adds goal and three assists in Bruins' 6-3 victory over Flyers|
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|Monday, 26 November 2007 17:22|
Glen Metropolit, Peter Schaefer, and Chuck Kobasew also scored for the Bruins, who built leads of 4-0 and 5-2. Boston bounced back from a 2-1 loss at the New York Islanders last Saturday to win for the fifth time in seven games.
Mike Knuble, Mike Richards, and Scottie Upshall scored power-play goals for the Flyers, who were coming off a 4-3 victory at Ottawa on Saturday.
Boston rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask had 20 saves to pick up his second win in two starts.
The game was the first between the two teams since Philadelphia's Randy Jones was suspended for two games after checking the Bruins' Patrice Bergeron hard into the boards during the Flyers' 2-1 win at Boston on Oct. 27. Bergeron remains on injured reserve with a severe concussion.
There were no incidents involving Jones, but Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell was given a 5-minute boarding penalty and a game misconduct at 14:22 of the second period.
Savard, who extended his points streak to seven games (two goals, 11 assists), figured in both Boston goals in the first period.
First, he swept the puck away from Richards behind the net and feathered a pass to Murray, who flipped in a wrist shot from the point at 4:06.
Then at 7:34, Savard launched a slap shot from the right circle that deflected off Jones' stick and high over Flyers goalie Marty Biron's glove into the goal.
Murray made it 3-0 with a wrist shot from the right circle at 1:43 of the second period. Biron was replaced by Antero Niittymaki 1:59 later after allowing three goals on 14 shots.
After Metropolit scored at 7:35 of the period, the Flyers came back with goals by Knuble and Richards within a span of 2:25. Schaeffer then hammered in a rebound at 13:39 to put the Bruins ahead 5-2.
Upshall snapped in a shot from the right circle at 4:02 of the third period to pull the Flyers within two goals, but Kobasew scored into an empty net with 6 seconds left.
Notes: The game was delayed for nine minutes in the opening seconds when a puck fired by Boston's Per Johan Axelsson shattered a pane of glass near the penalty box. ... The only fight in the game was between the Bruins' Jeremy Reich and the Flyers' Ben Eager in the first period. ... The Bruins played the second of six straight road games. ... Boston D Zdeno Chara prevented a goal when he swept the puck away from the crease in front of an empty net midway through the first period. ... The Bruins snapped a three game losing streak against the Flyers.