The hub of hockey will be taking a look at the Top 10 Bruins regular season games of 2010-11, followed by the top ten games of the 2010-11 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Today we take a look at No. 4: March 27, 2011, Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers.
Brad Marchand scored late in the third period giving the Bruins a 2-1 victory and help the Bruins clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Kris Versteeg would get the Flyers on the board first with a goal early in the opening frame. Midway through the second Nathan Horton would even things up at one with a power play goal.
The score would stay knotted at one until Marchand found the back of the net with just four minutes to go in regulation.
With the Bruins on the power play, defensemen Dennis Seidenberg would send a blast towards the net. Flyers goalie Brian Boucher would make the initial save, but did a poor job controlling the rebound as the puck sat flat in Boucher’s crease for Marchand to tap in.
The goal was Marchand’s 20th of the year. Tim Thomas made 27 saves in the win.
Bruins Goal Scorers: Horton, Marchand
Flyers Goal Scorer: Versteeg
It was the Bruins first multiple power play goal game in the Bruins last 29 games.
Marchand became the first Bruin rookie since Blake Wheeler to score 20 goals.
Mark Recchi’s assist on Marchand’s goal tied him with Paul Coffey for 12th on the NHL’s all time scoring list.
The goal was Marchand’s first in 13 games, his longest slump of the season.