Mike Knuble and Matt Read scored, Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the slumping Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Ruslan Fedotenko added an empty-net goal for the Flyers, who began the day 14th in the Eastern Conference but only six points out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Boston, meanwhile, entered with the third-most points in the conference (46).
Nathan Horton scored for the Bruins, who dropped to 2-4-1 in their last seven games. They had won four in a row against the Flyers and were unbeaten in their previous 10 trips to Philadelphia (9-0-1).
The Flyers scored their fifth straight power-play goal, doing it against the NHL's top penalty-killing unit (91.2 percent), to open the scoring. Knuble one-timed Brayden Schenn's pass from behind the net and beat Tuukka Rask low and on the glove side to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead with 4:41 left in the first period.
Philadelphia tacked on another...