April 28th, 2010 by

OLE! Bruins set to face Flyers in semifinals

The Montreal rewrote the NHL history books tonight — becoming the first No. 8 seed to come back from a 3-1 defecit and taking out the No. 1 seed in the best-of-seven series. The Habs defeated  the Washington Capitals 2-1 in a thriller at the Verizon Center and became the 22nd team in NHL history to come back down 3-1 to win 4-3. And in doing so, they gave their longtime rivals from Boston, MA, the best possible semifinals matchup.

The Bruins will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in Games 1 & 2 at the TD Garden to kick-off the Eastern Conference semi’s.

Center Jeff Carter (1 PPG and 1 assist against the Bruins this season) is out for the remainder of the playoffs after undergoing successful foot surgery. Left-winger Simon Gagne may hit the ice on Friday, but won’t be back before Game 3.

Bruins vs. Flyers regular season stats: Bruins were 2-1-1 in four contests in the regular season versus the Flyers with a 11-9 scoring edge.


Rask: 1-0-1, 67 saves on 71 shots, .944 save-percentage

Goals:

Recchi 3
Sturm 2
Begin 1
Bergeron 1
Hunwick 1
Sobotka 1

Assists:

Krejci 3
Bergeron 3
Chara 2
Seidenberg 2
Sturm 2
Hunwick 1
Begin 1
Thornton 1
Wheeler 1

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