Everything fell in line for Bruins

Updated: May 1, 2010, 8:59 PM ET
By Matt Kalman | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Who says you need set lines to win playoff hockey?

The Boston Bruins proved that isn't the case after battling through injuries to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in overtime in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday at TD Garden.

It took less than 41 seconds for the Bruins to lose winger Marco Sturm to a lower-body injury. Just nine minutes later, Vladimir Sobotka crashed into the net. Sturm didn't return, while Sobotka ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Will Blue Line Hold Up?
    The Bruins' depth on defense already will be put to the test.
  • Closing The Gaps
    The Pats' run defense won't magically improve as the opponents get tougher, says Tedy Bruschi.
  • Opener Not Ruled Out
    Brad Stevens said it's a "possibility" Rajon Rondo could be ready for the opener.
  • BC Can't Look Back
    After nearly upsetting No. 24 Clemson, the Eagles must put the 'What ifs' aside and move on.
  • Latest Top 25
    Haverhill makes its debut in our statewide poll this week.