PHILADELPHIA – The Bruins know that they have a real opportunity to prove something this postseason. They can prove that last year’s playoffs collapse was a one-time occurrence , that great regular season goaltending does mean something come spring and that they can get past the second round.



PHILADELPHIA -- After his team fell into an 0-2 hole with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins Monday night, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette attempted to play a psychological card on the Bruins. Simply put, Laviolette said all the pressure is on Boston to advance now that that have a stranglehold on the series for the second straight year. 

PHILADELPHIA -- After being taken to a Philadelphia hospital after falling head-first into the boards late in the first period, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will travel back to Boston with the team. 

McQuaid was shaken after tripping over the leg of Mike Richards and falling into the boards. He was tended to on the ice by Bruins medical staff before being helped off by teammates Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara and taken to a Philadelphia hospital.

PHILADELPHIA -- David Krejci scored on a slap shot from the low slot with exactly six minutes left in overtime as the Bruins beat the Flyers, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. The goal light didn't come on initially but replay confirmed the goal. The Bruins now lead the best-of-7 series, 2-0, with Games 3 and 4 set for Wednesday and Friday at TD Garden. 

PHILADELPHIA -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was hospitalized after taking a header into the corner boards late in the first period of Monday's Game 2 in Philadelphia. 

McQuaid was trying to execute a backcheck on Philadelphia's Mike Richards behind the Bruins net when he missed and tripped over Richards' skate, crashing into the boards. He remained on the ice for several minutes while the Bruins training and medical staff tended to him. He sustained what appeared to be a bloody chin before being helped off the ice by Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara. 

PHILADELPHIA -- One hour before Game 2, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed that top defenseman Chris Pronger will be out with an undisclosed injury.

TSN's Bob McKenzie - on his twitter page - initially reported in the afternoon that Pronger would likely miss the game, with Danny Syvret taking his place. But Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren sent a text out to Philadelphia beat writers that the defenseman was "OK," leading to speculation that he would play in Game 2.

PHILADELPHIA — Bruins coach Claude Julien says he has given thought to what the atmosphere will be tonight before Game 2 at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers still show a video of Smith — who died in 1986 — singing “God Bless America” in lieu of “The Star Spangled Banner” for good luck before important games. The video of her performance is now accompanied by Lauren Hart, daughter of the late Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Gene Hart, the longtime voice of the Flyers.

PHILADELPHIA -- After allowing five goals on just 23 shots in Game 1 Saturday, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette announced Monday morning that Brian Boucher will get a second chance and will start Game 2 tonight against the Bruins at Wells Fargo Center. 

"Brian will go back in net today," Laviolette announced after the Flyers pregame skate. "Today is a game, for me, where we all get to go back in there and right some wrongs, so everybody gets an opportunity. He's deserves it." 

PHILADELPHIA -- In a nutshell, goaltending-wise, the Bruins have it made. They have this season's best goaltender, and just in case anything might happen to Tim Thomas, they have last season's best goaltender in Tuukka Rask.



PHILADELPHIA — Bruins forward Nathan Horton missed Sunday's practice, doing only off-ice work as the team took the ice at Wells Fargo Center. He and the team explained following the skate that it was an equipment issue that led to his absence. Horton, who famously went to a local sporting goods store to buy a stick during a prolonged scoring slump in the regular season, apparently realized he had a broken skate as he was getting ready for the practice. By the time it was realized, Horton said, coach Claude Julien told him not to bother worrying about the practice.