National Hockey League
Boston 7, Philadelphia 3
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, February 21, 2021
Where: Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Referees: Wes McCauley, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Jonny Murray
Attendance: N/A

David Pastrnak scored three goals and Nick Ritchie added one goal and one assist to lift the Boston Bruins past the Philadelphia Flyers 7-3 Sunday in the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nev.

Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic each contributed one goal for the Bruins, who have won all five meetings against the Flyers this season. Three wins have come in regulation, one in overtime and one in a shootout.

Brad Marchand, Connor Clifton, John Moore and Craig Smith had two assists each.

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 16 saves.

James van Riemsdyk had one goal and two assists while Sean Couturier had one goal and one assist for the Flyers.

Joel Farabee added one goal and Kevin Hayes contributed two assists.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart allowed six goals in two periods and was replaced by Brian Elliott to open the third. Elliott stopped 11 of 12 shots. Hart made 17 saves.

Captain Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom and Scott Laughton were among the vital Flyers on the COVID-19 list and out for this matchup.

The Bruins jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 34 seconds into the first period when Pastrnak sent a wrist shot into a mostly open net.

Farabee's eighth goal of the season, an impressive feat as he scored while sliding on the ice, tied it at 1 at 6:41.

Philadelphia went ahead 2-1 when Couturier gathered a loose puck in front and scored at 14:48 of the first.

McAvoy equalized at 2 just 39 seconds later when he fired a slap shot through traffic in front.

Pastrnak's second goal just 46 seconds into the second extended Boston's advantage to 3-2. The nasty wrist shot clanged underneath the crossbar and into the net.

The Flyers had several solid scoring chances but couldn't capitalize and the Bruins soon went ahead 4-2 when Coyle scored at 16:14 of the second. Frederic extended the lead to 5-2 only 33 seconds later with his first career goal.

Ritchie's power play goal at 17:43 pushed the lead to 6-2.

Philadelphia closed within 6-3 when van Riemsdyk scored on the power play at 12:45 of the third.

Pastrnak registered the hat trick at 17:04. It was his second hat trick against the Flyers this season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Philadelphia   Boston
James van Riemsdyk 3 Points David Pastrnak 3
James van Riemsdyk 1 Goals David Pastrnak 3
James van Riemsdyk 2 Assists Connor Clifton 2
James van Riemsdyk 1 Power Play Goals Nick Ritchie 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .917 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .842
Carter Hart 17 Saves Tuukka Rask 16
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 19 3 1-3 2-3 6 26
Boston 35 7 1-3 2-3 6 28
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Bruins have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Rangers. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.