Philadelphia Flyers defeat Boston Bruins, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA — Zdeno Chara plays a lot of minutes, and last night was no different.

The Bruins captain logged 33 minutes 4 seconds and was a presence, as he is most every game, although he only took one shot the whole night and that was blocked.

Big Z was the last Bruin to touch the puck in their 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers, and while that not only was different, it also wasn’t good. The towering blue liner pushed a pass into the neutral zone, hoping to start the Br...

PHILADELPHIA — With 31.5 seconds remaining in regulation last night, Mark Recchi’s six-on-five goal tied the score at 4 and sent the game to overtime, where the Bruins, still buzzing from the third-period strike, believed they would take care of business against the Flyers.

“You score with 30 seconds left to tie it up, you think you’re going to go into overtime and bury one,’’ said Johnny Boychuk.

But in overtime, all that blew up in the Bruins’ faces after an ill-ad...

PHILADELPHIA — After Mark Recchi scored the first and last goals of regulation, it only seemed fitting the gritty veteran would have a chance to go for the hat trick in overtime.

But the 42-year-old winger was thwarted when Claude Giroux tied up Recchi’s stick and prevented him from pulling the trigger on Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher from in front of the crease.

Still, the sight of Recchi hovering around the goal seemed to have the Wachovia Center crowd of 19,702 ...