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BSJ Game Report: Flyers 3, Bruins 2 (SO) – Krug hurt, another slow start dooms B’s as losing streak stretches to 3 games

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Everything you need to know from the Bruins’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:

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TOP TAKEAWAYS

B’s sleepwalk again: After dropping back-to-back games on the road (including a regulation loss to the cellar-dwelling Red Wings), one had to think that a little bit of home cooking would allow the Bruins to snap out of this recent funk, right?

Noooooope.

Against a Flyers team playing on the second leg of a back-to-back slate, Boston once again failed to show up at the drop of the puck — with Philly tallying two goals in the opening stanza, including a strike from Travis Konecny on a 4-on-1 chance for the visitors. 

While the Flyers padded their lead, the Bruins offered little in terms of a response, with Boston only generating nine shot attempts and three shots on goal during 18:00 of 5v5 TOI in the opening stanza. The second period? They only landed an additional two shots in on Carter Hart 14 minutes into the frame. 

Even if Boston surged back to tie things over the final 20 minutes of regulation, these extended snoozefests need to be curtailed in a hurry.

Ahead of the third period, the Bruins were ...

Out-attempted: 188-166
Out-shot: 118-76
Out-scored: 15-10

… in their previous 10 periods of play. Yuck.

B’s lose Krug late: 

It didn’t take very long for the red flags to be raised at TD Garden once the contest carried over into a shootout — as Torey Krug didn’t log one second of ice time during 3v3 play, an area of where his skills are often put to good use.

Postgame, Cassidy noted that Krug suffered an upper-body injury in the closing minutes of the third period — as the playmaking defenseman took a hit from Claude Giroux while Boston’s final power play of the evening winded down. 

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Cassidy added that the team should have a clearer picture on the severity of Krug’s injury on Monday morning, as he had yet to consult with the training staff by the time he spoke with the media.