Flyers score six, pull away to defeat Bruins


PHILADELPHIA — Cam Atkinson broke a tie with his second goal of the game 58 seconds into the third period, helping the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Boston Bruins 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

Joel Farabee and Sean Couturier each had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia (2-0-1), and Martin Jones made 37 saves in his Flyers debut.

Karson Kuhlman, Taylor Hall and Brad Marchand scored for Boston (1-1-0). Jeremy Swayman made 19 saves.

Farabee started the play that led to the go-ahead goal when he intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and rushed the puck into the Boston end. He centered it to a cutting Atkinson, who pushed the puck past Swayman as he fell to the ice to make it 4-3.

Travis Konecny made it 5-3 at 11:17, and Couturier scored a power-play goal into an empty net with 59 seconds remaining for the 6-3 final.

Atkinson finished a 2-on-1 to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 8:06 of the first period.

Kuhlman made it 1-1 at 16:48 after Trent Frederic‘s shot from the slot went off the skate of Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim and to Kuhlman near the left post.

Farabee put Philadelphia ahead 2-1 with a power-play goal with nine seconds remaining in the first. It was his third straight game with a goal.

Scott Laughton‘s goal at 1:58 of the second period extended the lead to 3-1.

Hall scored on a breakaway to cut it to 3-2 at 8:38, and Marchand tied it 3-3 with 1:00 remaining in the period. 

Bruins forward Nick Foligno left the game with 4:15 remaining in the second because of an upper-body injury.

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