2012-01-23 / Sports

Seguin shootout goal lifts Bruins past Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Bryzgalov has allowed goals on all five shots he’s faced in shootouts this season.

The Northeast Division-leading Bruins haven’t lost in regulation in Philadelphia since March 10, 2007, going 9-0-1. The defending Stanley Cup champions are tied with the New York Rangers for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Patrice Bergeron, Seguin, Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Gregory Campbell scored Boston’s goals.

Scott Hartnell scored a natural hat trick in the second period and Max Talbot had two goals for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s Matt Read missed the net on the first shot in the shootout. Krejci then scored for the Bruins. Claude Giroux answered for Philadelphia, becoming the first person to score on Thomas in three shootouts this season.

After Seguin beat a sprawling Bryzgalov, Thomas stuffed Simmonds.

The injury-riddled Flyers, already missing captain Chris Pronger for the rest of the season because of a concussion, played without Danny Briere (concussion) and Jaromir Jagr (lower body injury).

Leading 4-3 to start the third, the Flyers failed to become the first team to overcome a twogoal deficit against Boston this season.

Krejci redirected Rich Peverley’s shot to tie it at 4 just 1:19 into the third period. Campbell scored the go-ahead goal less than four minutes later when he tapped in Daniel Paille’s wraparound shot.

Talbot tied it at 5 when he tipped Matt Carle’s slap shot past Thomas during a power play.

Notes — Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was suspended three games without pay by the NHL for boarding New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

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