By Sam Bush
Don’t look now but the Boston Bruins are coming to the aid of the Flyers’ push to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
And, as a result, the Flyers, who host the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at the Wells, are just six points behind the reeling Bruins and not seven points behind for the last playoff spot in the East.
Last night in Calgary, the Bruins skated around aimlessly, confusion and frustration on their faces in equal measure. Calgary was celebrating, an extra point earned, a puck bouncing up and off and around and into the net with the final seconds barely clinging to the clock in overtime.
The swing had been immense.
The Bruins came out hard, skating and passing the way they had been in their January prime, and they rocketed to a 3-0 lead just 50 seconds into the second period. But the lead slipped away, gone in a hail of sloppiness and an injury that helped the Flames to roar back.
The game-tying goal came with 5:09 left in the third period. The game-winning goal came with 2.4 second left in OT. And the Bruins left Calgary with a 4-3 loss as they turned a tantalizing two points into just one.