Boston Bruins defeat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1

PHILADELPHIA — Everyone, it seemed, stopped to marvel at how Mike Richards buried his shoulder into David Krejci at the far blue line and dropped the Bruins center like an egg from a rooftop.

Everyone except Milan Lucic and Miroslav Satan.

“It was kind of a weird situation,’’ said Lucic. “[Krejci] tipped it a little bit and the puck kept going. I saw Miro going up the ice, so I just went after the puck.

“I knew it was a two-on-one situation. Miro did a great job b...

PHILADELPHIA — Welcome to the Stanley Cup: the Black and Gold “Survivor’’ series.

The Bruins moved to a 3-0 series lead over the Flyers last night with their 4-1 win over the distant sons of the Broad Street Bullies, but the bold step toward their first trip to the Eastern Conference finals in 18 years came with troublesome bumps and bruises. Injuries sidelined center David Krejci and defenseman Adam McQuaid most of the game and most likely will keep both out a while lo...

PHILADELPHIA — Now that the Bruins are on the verge of playing in their first conference final since 1992, it seems like an appropriate time to ask the following question:

What regular season?

I mean, really. It all seems like a six-month blur now, doesn’t it? All those injuries. All those nights when two goals would have made them feel like the 1958 Canadiens or 1972 Bruins.

All those lost evenings are utterly irrelevant now that the Boston Bruins have begun play...