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The Boston Bruins fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 at the Garden on Tuesday night for the Bruin's eighth loss in the last 11 games.
Flyers players Simon Gagne had two goals and an assist and Mike Knuble had a goal and two assists. Antero Nittymaki stopped 22 shots and Scottie Upshall also scored for Philadelphia.
The win solidifies the Flyers' hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference and could give a home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Patrice Bergeron and Stephane Yelle scored for Boston and Manny Fernandez made 22 saves for the East-leading Bruins. The home team has lost all three matchups between teams this season.
Bergeron, who missed most of last season with a severe concussion after being hit into the boards by Flyers defenseman Randy Jones, scored on a slap shot from the left circle for a 1-0 lead late in the first period.
But Philadelphia scored four straight, stopping a two-game losing streak.
Upshall scored when he intercepted Marc Savard's pass at the blue line and moved in on Fernandez to make it 1-1 with 1:49 gone in the second period. Gagne made it 2-1 when he deflected Andrew Alberts' shot into the net 2:22 into the third. The Flyers took a 3-1 lead when Knuble took a backhand pass from Gagne in front of the net and beat Fernandez.
Gagne made it 4-1 with 3:34 left on a power play when he stayed to Fernandez's right and waited for the pass, stickhandling it until the goalie made a move and then shooting it over him into the net.
Yelle deflected a shot by Mark Stuart into the net on a power play with 42 seconds left to make it 4-2.
The Bruins missed a good chance late in the second period when Byron Bitz shot the puck off the post and Nittymaki's back. It landed in the crease, but the goalie fell backward to freeze it and keep it out of the net.
This program aired on March 4, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.
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