BOSTON (AP) Maybe Brad Marchand won’t be as surprised to find an ”A” sewn on his jersey before the Boston Bruins‘ next game.Marchand delivered once again John Hayden Jersey
, this time as a surprise alternate captain, scoring with 22 seconds left in the third period to lift Boston over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night.”I think it’s just a product of everybody doing their job the right way and keeping it simple,” said Marchand, who has scored the winner in three straight during Boston’s five-game winning streak.Marchand and David Pastrnak both swiped at the rebound off a shot by Zdeno Chara, and the puck slowly trickled behind goalie Alex Lyon. Marchand nudged it across the line for his 29th goal.”I would have scored on that,” joked Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, who had 31 saves. ”He’s a battler. He never quits on a play so it’s good that he gets rewarded.”Marchand was coming off a five-point night against Detroit on Tuesday, when he scored twice in regulation and then scored 34 seconds into overtime. He also scored Saturday in Boston’s 2-1 win at Montreal.The Bruins improved to 5-0 since losing center Patrice Bergeron, the alternate captain who is out for a couple weeks with a broken right foot. Marchand said he was surprised to see before the game that the Bruins had given him the ”A” for the evening Authentic Jonathan Toews Jersey
, calling it an honor.”I think we all have to carry the load a little bit. I think we’re all feeling that,” Marchand said.Chara and Pastrnak had two assists each, and Riley Nash and Brian Gionta also scored for Boston, which won despite getting outshot 33-27 by the slumping Flyers.Jakub Voracek and Jori Lehtera scored for Philadelphia, which is 0-4-1 in its last five and is clinging to third place in the Metropolitan Division. Coming off a 5-2 loss at home the night before against Pittsburgh, Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol said he was pleased with the Flyers’ 24-hour turnaround.”Our guys worked their tails off from start to finish. It’s hard when you have nothing to show for it at the end,” Hakstol said. ”We took a big step in the right direction. We got back to who we are tonight.”Nash tapped in a rebound after Pastrnak’s wraparound attempt at 9:14 of the first to tie it at 1, then Gionta scored on a breakaway with 26 seconds left in the period to give Boston a 2-1 lead. It was the first goal as a Bruin for Gionta, who signed with Boston as a free agent serving as captain for the U.S. Olympic team.”We stuck with it and obviously found a way late to get one. Those are the games you need to win coming down the stretch Custom Minnesota Wild Jerseys
,” said Gionta, who has a goal and three assists in four games for the Bruins.Lehtera tied it on a short-handed goal 7:21 into the second. The Flyers took an early lead on Voracek’s power-play goal 1:38 into the game, just nine seconds into a double-minor called on Kevan Miller for high sticking. Nolan Patrick set up Voracek’s one-timer from the right side with a backward pass through his legs.Notes: Bruins F David Backes sat out the first of a three-game suspension for a hit on Detroit’s Frans Nielsen on Tuesday night. … The Bruins shut out the Flyers 3-0 on Dec. 2 in the first of three meetings this season. … The Bruins have owned the Flyers over the last few years, going 10-1-2 in the previous 13 games entering Thursday. … Gionta and Simmonds needed to be separated after exchanging words at the end of the first period. … Claude Giroux’s assist on Philadelphia’s first goal moved him four points behind Eric Lindros (659) for fifth in Flyers’ scoring history.UP NEXTFlyers: Host Winnipeg on Saturday.Bruins: Host Chicago on Saturday, wrapping up a six-game homestand.— NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson’s thumb and Juuse Saros‘ goalkeeping appear to be just fine for the Nashville Predators.Arvidsson scored twice, Saros made 32 saves and the Predators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 Tuesday.Craig Smith and Rocco Grimaldi also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight.Arvidsson played his fourth game since missing 21 contests with a broken thumb.“It’s a little hard to come back being out for six weeks,” Arvidsson said. “I feel like I’m close to where I want to be Patrick Kane Jersey
, I’ve just got to keep working.”The shutout was Saros’ second of the season and the sixth of his career.“I’ve been practicing well and of course saw a lot of pucks today and we played pretty good defense, so that always helps,” Saros said. “When the team plays well in front of you, usually you get going too, and I had a little bit of luck, too, today, a couple of times the puck hit the post.”Making his first start since Dec. 15, Saros was busy early http://www.montrealcanadiensteamshops.com
, stopping 13 shots in the first period. He made 12 saves in the second and seven in the third period. His best sequence came just over three minutes into the second period when he made back-to-back saves in close on Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek.Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for the Flyers, who have lost four in a row.“We got a solid goaltending performance by Michal,” Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon said. “All four goals, we beat ourselves on, putting ourselves in the wrong spots. You can’t outscore those mistakes.”Philadelphia did not convert on either of its power plays in the game. The Flyers have not scored with the man-advantage in their last four games.“We hit two posts — lot of frustration,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. “We’re going to keep working and the power play is going to get back untracked.”Saros also denied Wayne Simmonds on a breakaway just under six minutes into the third. That save came just before Arvidsson scored his second goal of the night on a wrist shot from the slot at 6:15.Smith scored the game’s first goal at 2:03 of the second period.Kevin Fiala skated the puck into the Philadelphia zone on the left side. From the left circle, Fiala sent a cross-ice pass to Smith at the right faceoff dot, where his wrist shot beat Neuvirth high to the stick side just underneath the crossbar.Fiala has five points in his last three games.Arvidsson made it 2-0 at 12:03 of the second.In the left circle, Ryan Johansen drove toward the Philadelphia net before slipping a pass to Arvidsson http://www.redwingsshoponline.com/authentic-anthony-mantha-jersey
, who was unchecked at the back post. He tapped it in for his second goal in as many games.“He’s pushing himself and you see how important he is out here tonight with his speed and his work ethic, his ability to score goals and make a difference in a game,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said of Arvidsson. “The line was really good, especially in the second and third period.”Grimaldi scored his third of the season at 11:37 of the third. He has scored in consecutive games.NOTES: Nashville is 18-2-0 when scoring first this season. … The Predators are 12-3-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. … This was the 11th time the Predators played on New Year’s Day, all at home. … Philadelphia did not convert on either of its power plays in the game. The Flyers have not scored with the man-advantage in their last four games. … The Flyers are 1-16-3 when trailing after two periods.UP NEXT:Flyers: Host Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.Predators: Visit Detroit Red Wings on Friday.