PHILADELPHIA (AP) With just one prior shootout attempt on his NHL resume, defenseman
''I really noticed his hands were low, so I said I'm going to go in there and just chip one high,'' Gostisbehere said after netting the decisive goal in the ninth round of the shootout. ''Thankfully, it worked out. He got a piece of it, but it had enough to get in there.''
''Mase was the best player on the ice tonight,'' Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. ''He got the two points tonight; it was a heck of a performance from him.''
''We feel like we played all right all three periods,'' said Bruins forward
Both goalies were outstanding in overtime. Mason snatched a shot by Krejci with about 30 seconds remaining, and Rask slid to his right to stop Giroux's one-timer.
After falling behind 2-0 on first-period goals by Del Zotto and Giroux, the Bruins tied it on third-period tallies by Krejci and Marchand just 1:18 apart.
Krejci spoiled Mason's shutout bid 4:26 into the third when he one-timed a pass from defenseman
With the teams skating 4-on-4, Marchand found space in the crease and jammed Krug's rebound under Mason for his seventh goal of the season, second on the Bruins behind Pastrnak's 13.
''It shows character that you can come back in the third period being down 2-0,'' Rask said. ''We played real good in the third. So that is a positive. A point is a point and we will take it.''
The Flyers had a chance to regain the lead at the 6:23 mark when Voracek was hooked from behind by Bruins defenseman
The Flyers also failed to score on a third-period power play after Marchand was called for roughing Giroux with 6:36 remaining.
The Bruins were held silent on their own power play following a tripping penalty to Flyers rookie
Ranked second in the NHL in goals and shots, the Flyers opened the game with 19 first-period shots on Rask and scored on two of them when Del Zotto and Giroux netted goals 1:32 apart.
Del Zotto's goal was his second of the season and came on a rising slap shot from the left point that beat Rask over his right shoulder with 6:04 remaining in the period.
Giroux's goal also snapped a nine-game drought.
It was the third time in four games the Bruins, who rank fourth in the NHL in penalty killing, allowed a power-play goal.
The Bruins carried a 30-15 shots advantage into the third period.
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Flyers: Visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Bruins: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.