Bruins defeat Flyers in Swayman debut on Marchand shorthanded goal


PHILADELPHIA Jeremy Swayman made 40 saves in his NHL debut, helping the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

Patrice Bergeron scored a hat trick, and Brad Marchand scored a tiebreaking shorthanded goal with three assists for Boston (20-10-6).

Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia (18-15-5), and Carter Hart made 22 saves.

Philadelphia won 3-2 in overtime at Boston on Monday.

Marchand gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead with at 8:21 of the third period. He forced a turnover in the defensive zone and joined Jeremy Lauzon for a 2-on-1. Lauzon passed to Marchand, who deked and slid the puck between Hart’s pads.

Bergeron finished his hat trick with an empty net goal at 19:37 for the 4-2 final.

The Boston captain gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 7:09 of the first period. Craig Smith tipped a Marchand shot off Hart’s chest, and the rebound went to Bergeron, who scored his 900th NHL point.

He then made it 2-0 at 17:31 with a power-play goal.

Voracek got the Flyers within 2-1 at 1:33 of the second period. Travis Konecny got the puck after a turnover by Jakub Zboril and passed to Voracek in front for the tip-in.

Shayne Gostisbehere scored from the right side to make it 2-2 at 4:03.

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy did not play because of an upper-body injury.

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