A look back at the Flyers vs. Bruins 2010 series will give you a glimpse at how Coach Peter Laviolette helped the Flyers win the series. We’ll also take a look at the Penalty penalties given to Boston Captain Zdeno Chara and goals by Milan Lucic and Curtis McElhinney. And as always, we’ll touch on the Flyers’ offense and defense, which helped them defeat the Bruins.
Laviolette helped the Flyers defeat the Boston Bruins in 2010
Laviolette is a former player who coached the Providence Bruins from 2003 to 2008. He later joined the Carolina Hurricanes as a scout. He helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2005-2006. Luccini is also a Bruins fan. He often texts Laviolette about upcoming games.
The Flyers were 13-11-1 when they fired head coach John Stevens and hired Laviolette. They went on to win the series in five games. However, the team was hampered by injuries. Jeff Carter missed time with a foot injury, and Boucher injured both knees during Game 5. Only Michael Leighton played in Game 5.
In Game 4, Laviolette called a timeout and gathered his team. He wanted to give them direction. He told them they needed a goal. The Flyers scored one in the first period and tied the game at 3 in the third. The Bruins’ goaltender, Tuukka Rask, was only 22 years old at the time and lacked the experience to stop the downward spiral.
The Flyers had a big chance to win the series. They were down 3-0 in the first period and faced a 0-3 series deficit. But Laviolette gave a motivational speech to his team at an early timeout. He praised the efforts of the team and praised the performance of his players. Despite the early loss, the Flyers rallied and won the series in six games.
Philadelphia won the first round of the 2010 playoffs, and they had a chance to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1975. However, their series with the New York Rangers ended in a shootout. In game six, Leighton Laviolette scored the winning goal in overtime.
Goals by Lucic
The Philadelphia Flyers had a date with destiny on May 14, 2010. They were on the brink of elimination when they beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. This was the third time in NHL history that a team has come back from a 3-0 series deficit. However, they were not without their challenges.
Boston blasted the Flyers early in Game 1, but the Flyers rallied in Game 2 before falling in overtime in Game 3. In Game 3, the Flyers scored just once and let the Bruins take over. They finally broke through in Game 7, scoring four goals and forcing overtime. However, in Game 7, they fell behind three goals and had to rally.
The Bruins were able to take advantage of their home-ice advantage, winning seven of their last nine home games. However, the Bruins have only won three of their last 17 games in the regular season. The Bruins also won Game 7 despite trailing three times. Philadelphia was able to tie the game at 3:22 of the overtime period. In the final minute, Marc Savard scored the game-winning goal. After missing two months due to a concussion, Savard’s goal was the difference between the two teams.
Lucic scored twice in the second period. However, he had to endure a penalty shot after the Bruins’ goal. The Flyers were able to tie the game after the Bruins’ power play scored early in the third period. However, as the series progressed, hope began to fade. With the Bruins now favored to win the series, the Flyers had to win the next game to advance in the playoffs.
Penalty penalties for Boston captain Zdeno Chara
Penalty penalties for Flyers captain Zdemo Chara in game 7 of the Boston marathon were not the only topic of discussion after the second period of Wednesday’s game. Brendan Gallagher was also fined for shoving the Flyers captain. The two players were separated by officials, but not before Chara delivered a hard cross-check to Gallagher’s head. While Chara didn’t mean to shove Gallagher, he merely “snapped his head back.” The fine amount was $5,000, the maximum amount allowed by CBA.
The hit was one of the dirtiest hits of the season, and it was a major disappointment that Chara was only suspended for one game. The NHL needs to stop playing favorites, and start punishing dirty players. It’s time to stop playing favorites with superstars, and give the game a chance to the underdogs.
Chara, who has been a Flyers captain for 20 seasons, has been hampered by an injury. The night before the game, Chara broke his NHL record of 34,000 minutes, which is the equivalent of skating for 23 straight days. On the day of the game, Chara’s wife and daughter were at a gymnastics class. Chara, meanwhile, faces a two-man forecheck from twin boys Ben and Zack, who are armed with Bruins sippy cups and mini-hockey sticks.
In addition to Chara, Corey Perry and Duncan Keith were named to the All-Star Game. The team was also represented by Tuukka Rask and Jamie Benn, both of whom had made their NHL debuts during the 2013 season.
Scoring by Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney made his postseason debut, starting Game 3 against the Islanders. He made 28 saves in the series opener. It was his first start since 1970 and he also became the oldest goaltender to make his postseason debut. Les Brinkley was 37 days younger than McElhinney when he made his debut.
It was a dramatic night for both teams. The Flyers were trailing the Bruins 3-0 in the series, when the Flyers finally got on the scoreboard in Game 5. It was the second straight game that the Flyers tied the Bruins in Boston, and Giroux had a point-shelf goal in Game 7. The Bruins quickly regained the series momentum, leading 3-0 after the first period.
The Flyers have a lot to play for, though. They are missing Ben Bishop, who is expected to miss the first game due to an upper-body injury. In addition, they are missing two key players. Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson have each scored four points in the series. Their line is a combined plus-13.
The Flyers went on to lose the Stanley Cup final to the Chicago Blackhawks. They played in overtime in Game 3 and were down 3-0 in the series. The Flyers got one of the best goals in franchise history from Claude Giroux, who deflected a Matt Carle pass and beat Antti Niemi to win the game.
The Flyers are the underdogs in the series. They have the better goaltender and a more experienced core. Despite this, Curtis McElhinney might steal Game 4. In case Curtis McElhinney does, Tuukka Rask will likely lock down the series.
NESN’s game 7 of the Boston Bruins series drew a 13.2 local Nielsen rating and 509,000 viewers. It was the fourth-highest rated game in Boston this season. Game 7 also received a 0.6 U.S. rating on Versus. The game also received a total of 2.0 million viewers. Despite the ratings’ lows, both games drew a significant amount of local television viewers, which added up to a high total national viewership.
NESN’s Game 7 ratings are impressive, particularly in key demographics. The game earned the number one spot on Tuesday night in the Boston DMA in the Men 25-54 demo. The game also topped the NESN ratings for Adults 25-54, which is the highest among Boston networks.
The Flyers, who have not made the playoffs in the last two seasons, were eliminated from the postseason, and the interim coach was fired. Meanwhile, the Bruins’ season was on the verge of another playoff exit. The Flyers finished second in the Atlantic Division and were forced to settle for a rebuilding process.
Comcast SportsNet’s game coverage of the 2010 NHL playoffs has seen huge jumps in its ratings. The combined ratings for the first two rounds of the playoffs is the highest since the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994. NBC’s NHL coverage has also seen big jumps. After Game 6, NBC has outpaced its two-year average by 4%.
After a long road trip, the Boston Bruins will have an opportunity to catch up on their winning ways. The Bruins had a rough few weeks in December, and the Flyers had an awful Christmas Day matinee in San Jose.