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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Around the NHL: Big Win for Bruins

The Boston Bruins got back in the win column Sunday, knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers by a final score of 2-1 inside the Wells Fargo Center to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The Flyers took an early lead five minutes off the stick of Kris Versteeg, but the Bruins then began to take control of the game and tied it with 12 minutes left in the second; Nathan Horton equalized for Boston.  After furious next 29 minutes that saw both teams get great chances to take the lead, the Bruins finally capitalized on a power play and Brad Marchand scored the game winner with about four minutes to go.  With their win, the Bruins pull within four points of the Caps for second in the East, and they also hold a game in hand on Washington. Since the Penguins also won Sunday, clinching a playoff spot in the process, the Flyers' loss now has them only two points ahead of the Pens for the Northeast Division lead. Philadelphia does, however, hold a game in hand on Pittsburgh.

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