Couturier lifts Flyers past Bruins


PHILADELPHIA — Sean Couturier scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for Philadelphia (19-15-6). Brian Elliott made 30 saves.

Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk scored for Boston (21-11-6), which was 3-0-1 in its past four games. Jeremy Swayman made 20 saves.

Couturier put the Flyers ahead at 6:59 of the third period with a goal from the slot. He took a pass from Joel Farabee and slid the puck under the glove of Swayman.

Bergeron gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 5:38 of the first period on a play that started when Brad Marchand stole the puck from Gostisbehere below the goal line in the Flyers zone.

Konecny tied the game 1-1 at 11:51 when he scored on the rebound of a shot by Robert Hagg.

Gostisbehere redirected Konecny’s shot for a power-play goal to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead at 17:46 of the first.

The Bruins tied the game 2-2 at 11:45 of the second period on DeBrusk’s goal from the slot.

The Flyers appeared to take a 4-2 lead at 14:21 of the third but the Bruins used a coach’s challenge for goalie interference and the call on the ice was overturned.

Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk did not play after the first period because of an upper-body injury. The Bruins were also without defensemen Charlie McAvoy (upper body) and Brandon Carlo (upper body).

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