Boston Bruins defeat Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2

When he got the puck, the one he soon would drive home for the winning goal, Milan Lucic was skating in the wrong direction.

Flyers goalie Brian Boucher was to his back, and Lucic, with but one goal all season on Causeway Street, was motoring up the slot in the opposite direction.

How fitting for a guy who has been desperate for a turnaround all season.

“My thought process there,’’ noted Lucic, shortly after smacking in the winning goal in Boston’s 3-2 win last night...

BOSTON—Milan Lucic waited at the faceoff circle, his back to the goal, for a deflected puck to land. When it hit the ice, the Boston Bruins forward tapped it with his stick to settle it and then, in one motion, turned and shot.

Lucic's turnaround slap shot broke a third-period tie with 2:57 left, and Boston beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.

"I was trying to block the defense out and...

There was Miroslav Satan throwing a half-hearted pokecheck at Danny Briere as he carried it out of the zone. There was Satan again, this time trying his best to catch up to Briere, attempting one last backcheck before the Philadelphia forward let a top-shelf wrister loose that beat Tuukka Rask.

And there was Claude Julien, slamming his fist against the glass, steamed about a sloppy line change and a late goal (19:35 of the second period) to tie the score at 2-2.

“You...

The Satan worshippers among the Gallery Gods were not about to let the object of their deep and unabiding affection — Bruins right winger Miroslav Satan — go without some kind of recognition for his contribution in Game 2’s 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

With about 3:39 left in the second period of last night’s game at TD Garden, about six minutes after Satan had given the Bruins a 2-1 lead by beating Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher five hole from the right p...