Bruins’ Marchand scores twice in 3-2 OT win vs Flyer
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's Brad Marchand scored the tying goal and game-winner for a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday
Marchand sent it to OT with 14.1 seconds left in regulation and scored the winning goal with 1:08 to play in overtime.
Zdeno Chara had a power-play goal for Boston and goaltender Tuukka Rask made 29 saves, including two excellent stops in OT.
Chris Vandevelde and Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, who fell five points behind Boston for the Eastern Conference's final playoff berth.
Steve Mason made 34 saves for Philadelphia.
The Bruins are 4-1-1 in their last six games after losing six straight (0-4-2).
Marchand cut in front and fired a backhand shot that slipped by Mason for the game-winner. It was his team-leading 21st goal.
The Flyers had taken a 2-1 lead with 4:30 left in regulation when Nick Schultz shot a wrister toward the net that Vandevelde tipped past Rask.
Boston had a power play and pulled Rask in the final two minutes, keeping the puck in the Flyers' zone for the entire time, before tying when Marchand tipped Dougie Hamilton's shot from the point.
Rask made a pair of splendid saves in OT, making a stick save on Voracek's breakaway and pad save on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Skating with a man advantage after center Ryan White was sent off for hooking, Chara gave Boston a 1-0 lead 7:07 into the first when his wrister from the left point made its way through traffic in front of Mason.
A few minutes after the score, Mason robbed Max Talbot with a left-pad stop of a rebound shot from the edge of the crease.
The Flyers evened it 1-1 with a power-play goal midway into the second. With Matt Bartkowski off for tripping, Voracek collected a rebound at the right circle and fired a wrist shot that beat Rask inside the far post.
NOTES: The Flyers had scored just one goal against Boston in each of the other two meetings this season. ... The Bruins have another afternoon game Sunday, hosting the Detroit Red Wings. The Flyers face the New Jersey Devils Sunday evening. ... There was an interesting equipment switch in the first period when Boston's 6-foot-5 defenseman Adam McQuaid broke his stick and got a shorter one from his 5-foot-9 winger Marchand. ... McQuaid skated slowly to the bench, favoring his left knee after a hit that sent him awkwardly into the boards in the second. He returned to action a few minutes later. ... Philadelphia is under .500 lifetime against only two teams - Boston and Montreal.
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