BOSTON -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; Zdeno Chara and David Krejci each scored a goal in the first1:03 of the first period, setting the tone for the Bruins' 5-1 dominating win over the Flyers at TD Garden in Game 3 of their NHL quarterfinal-round playoff series.
The Bruins have a 3-0 series lead, and can close out Philly Friday night at TD Garden.
Chara sniped the top-right corner with a blistering slapshot from the high slot just 30 seconds into the game, and Krejci followed 33 seconds later by finishing a picture-perfect give-and-go cycle with MilanLucic.
Chara added his second goal of the game with 1:22 left inregulation on a power play -- Boston's first power-play goal of the postseason -- to close out the scoring.
The Bruins increased their lead to 4-0 in the second period, endingFlyers goalie Brian Bouchers night.
Daniel Paille made it 3-0 with 6:21 left in the second period,after he sniped the top-right corner from the left circle. Then, Nathan Horton put alow shot through Bouchers five-hole, with 4:46 left in the period.
Horton's shot should have been saved by Boucher, and he wasyanked from the game immediately after in favor of Sergei Bobrovsky.
The Flyers answered with a goal from Andrej Meszaros justover a minute after Boucher was pulled, but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas made 37 saves.
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