So two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams met.
There could be only one winner.
Unless overtime ended in a tie.
But there was no tie.
There was no overtime.
The Flyers beat Boston 3-2.
Interestingly, Flyers coach Ken Hitchock was able to shut down Boston by shutting down the Joe Thornton line.
And that’s Boston’s Achilles’ Heel. The fact that they really only roll one strong line. You shut down Thornton, and you’ve shut down Boston.
Oh. And if you can have more than one Achilles’ Heel, there’s also Boston’s goaltending.
Boston can tear through the East all they want. Until they spread out the scoring more, they’re going to be watching the second round of the playoffs from the comfort of their own homes.