Boston Bruins: 3 Keys to a Win Against the Flyers Tonight

Jan 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates after scoring during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates after scoring during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his goal with center Brad Marchand (63) against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his goal with center Brad Marchand (63) against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

1. The red-hot power play continues to produce.

The Bruins power play was producing before David Pastrnak made his season debut three games ago, but now that the former Maurice Rocket Richard Award co-winner from last season has returned, the unit has got even more dangerous.

Boston is 7-for-11 this season in three games against the Flyers on the power play and it played a key role in Wednesday’s come-from-behind victory when they went 3-for-4.

Trailing 3-1, the Bruins used two third period power play goals from Pastrnak, including his second with 15 seconds left to force overtime, to tie the game, before Patrice Bergeron won it 31 seconds into the extra session.

Last Saturday night in Washington, Cassidy used a five forward power play which scored to jump-start their first three-goal comeback against the Capitals. The unit was successful again Wednesday night in the third period on Pasta’s first goal.

Philadelphia took two penalties in the final two minutes of the game and the Bruins made them pay big time. The hottest power play in the league continues to be a big reason why Boston has been able to rally in the first three games of the road trip to secure at least one point in each game.

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This has already been a good road trip for the Bruins through the first three games. A win tonight in Philadelphia would make it a great road trip.