Series (Game 4 of 4)

Philadelphia leads 3-1

Game 1: Tuesday, November 8th
Game 2: Friday, November 25th
Game 3: Monday, January 2nd
Game 4: Thursday, January 19th

Bruins 5

(18-21-7, 43 pts)

Flyers 2

(28-11-8, 64 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 19, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
BOS 1 3 15
PHI 0 1 12

P. Bergeron (Bruins - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

T. Green (Bruins - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

S. Kapanen (Flyers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Boston (17-21-7) at Philadelphia (28-10-8) 7:00 pm EST

Boston (17-21-7) at Philadelphia (28-10-8) 7:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Struggling through their first three-game losing streak in two months, the Philadelphia Flyers will try to take advantage of the Boston Bruins when the teams meet on Thursday.

The Flyers are 3-0-0 against the Bruins this season, clinching a series win for the fifth time in seven seasons.

However, Philadelphia has hit a snag of late. After an 8-0-1 stretch launched them toward the top of the Eastern Conference standings, the Flyers have lost four of five, including two straight in overtime and a shootout to start a three-game homestand.

Jeff Carter and defensemen Kim Johnsson and rookie Freddy Meyer each scored to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead in Tuesday's matchup with Carolina. However, the Hurricanes tied it in the third period and won a long shootout to claim a 4-3 victory.

Philadelphia finished a recent road trip 8-2-1, but has allowed 14 goals in its three-game slide.

Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with Monday's 4-3 overtime win against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Patrice Bergeron had two assists and scored the game-winner less than two minutes into the extra session.

Marco Sturm had his best outing since joining the Bruins in a trade in November, scoring twice in regulation and assisting on Bergeron's tally. His efforts helped Boston finish a season-high seven-game homestand at 3-3-1.

That stretch began with a 1-0 loss to the Flyers on January 2, a contest in which rookie Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves for his second career shutout. Carter had the game's lone tally 6:25 into the second period.