Flyers honor Bostonians but beat the Bruins 5-2
"Keep on Running, Boston." That was one of the many signs held by Bostonians and shown during an emotional tribute video on the Wells Fargo Center scoreboard before the Flyers jolted the Bruins, 5-2, on Tuesday night. A sign created by the Flyers organization said: "From One Tough Town to Another." The video honored the first responders to last week's Boston Marathon bombings and the police work that followed. The Flyers wore "Boston Strong" patches on their jerseys and stickers on their helmets. As for the game, Matt Read and Oliver Lauridsen - whose first NHL goal was produced in the strangest manner - scored seven seconds apart in the second period. It equaled the second-fastest two goals in Flyers history, one second shy of the club record set in 1985. Lauridsen (plus-3) got credit for his goal when Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara passed the puck to goalie Anton Khudobin, who watched it bounce off his stick, through his legs, and into the net. "It's unbelievable how the United States comes together after tragedies like this," Read said after the city of Boston was named the No. 1 star following the game. "I had goose bumps," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, a Massachusetts native, said of the opening festivities, adding that "hopefully, at some point, you start the healing process."
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