Philadelphia Flyers defeat Boston Bruins, 4-3

The reality didn't fit the dream, but the puck did go in the net.

Thirteen games into his NHL career, Byron Bitz had himself a goal, one straight from the recycling heap. The strapping winger from Saskatoon, parked off the right post, reached in with his long stick and poked a loose puck over the goal line for a 2-1 lead over the Flyers yesterday afternoon.

Pretty? No. Hardly the quick bolt over the blue line and the hard slapper under the crossbar Bitz might have envis...

Several minutes into Saturday's overtime session, Randy Jones flipped a floater into the Boston zone that wouldn't have cracked an eggshell. But what looked like a harmless shot gave the Flyers a 4-3 OT victory over the Bruins before 17,565 at TD Banknorth Garden.

The slow-moving puck ticked off the pad of Andrew Ference, who was standing in front of the net, took a turn in mid-air, and skidded past Manny Fernandez at 3:00 for a most unlikely and unfortunate deciding st...

Nearly three minutes into yesterday's overtime session, Randy Jones flipped a floater from inside the Bruins' blue line that wouldn't have cracked an eggshell. But what looked like a harmless shot gave the Flyers a 4-3 OT victory over the Bruins before 17,565 at TD Banknorth Garden.

The slow-moving puck ticked off the pad of Andrew Ference, who was standing in front of the net, took a turn in mid-air, and skidded past Manny Fernandez at 3:00 for a most unlikely and unfo...