National Hockey League

Kuraly, Marchand lead Bruins past Flyers

Sean Kuraly and Brad Marchand scored 27 seconds apart in the third period to lead Boston to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.

Kuraly netted the game-winner with a wrist shot from above the left circle that beat Brian Elliott on the glove side, went off the post and in with 7:32 remaining.

Van Riemsdyk continued his stellar start to the season when he put the Flyers in front with a deflection of Erik Gustafsson’s shot from the point 27 seconds into the third.

Philadelphia’s best opportunity occurred when Joel Farabee was awarded a penalty shot after getting pulled down on a breakaway attempt with 3½ minutes left in the second.

The Bruins had a couple of chances on a power play with five minutes left in the second, but Elliott made a pair of good saves.

Boston center Patrice Bergeron supports the NHL’s new COVID-19 protocols, which include removing the glass behind the players’ bench, requiring meetings to be virtual and restricting the arrival time to 1 hour, 45 minutes prior to a contest.

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