Charlie McAvoy looked at the beams at the Wells Fargo Center when Carter Hart blinked the leather one last time on Wednesday night and announced his arrival in a resounding manner in perhaps his best start as an NHL to date.
It was only one of 39 saves for rookie net memories at night, when flyers took down the Bruins with a 4-3 end result. The 20-year-old was phenomenal and stood tall after Boston took an early lead at 2-0, allowing the team ahead of him to get their legs and shine off four unanswered goals on the way to another straight win.
Hart made sure to save, and Sean Couturier gave the goals and set up a hat-trick to join an Oskar Lindblom goal to celebrate the Flyers' score at night.
It was almost a quick start for visitors when Charlie McAvoy called one of the post behind Carter Hart just over a minute into it.
Travis Konecny would draw his first penalty with Peter Cehlarik off for boarding just 1
Not long after it would be Bruin's chance of power play after a triple call at Jori Lehtera, and they would be able to capitalize.
Torey Krug fed a perfect pass through it apparently, and David Pastrnak fired the home timer over Hart to give the Bruins the 1-0 lead 4:39 into the frame. Pastrnak's shot actually went toward the center of the net, and Hart got a piece of it but not enough.
Although Pastrnak got him earlier, Hart came up with a massive rescue with the Bruins & # 39; sniper all alone on a breakaway, which led to a Sean Couturier chance at the other end. It was Flyer's first shot on the net, with more than seven minutes played to that point.
Couturier's miss would prove to be a great one, with Bruins expanding their lead not long after, with Cehlarik beating Hart at 9:12 points to make it 2-0.
Nolan Patrick almost replied to Flyers, but somehow Jaroslav Halak got his pillow on the shot and could deny the chance. Patrick, who came out of a two-goal game against Wild, had lots of nets on top, but could not lift the puck.
His good friend Oskar Lindblom would help get Flyers on the board by slipping one past Halak to cut the Boston leadership to 2-1 with 7:16 back in the period. Claude Giroux registered his 500th career aid for the goal.
Boston would close the season strong and add a few more good scoring chances, but Carter Hart was up to the task with a few dandy stops to close the first 20.
After 20: Bruins 2, Flyers 1  The the second period might have started tighter than the first one, with the lone chance in the first five minutes that came to the Bruins & # 39; Brandon Carlo on a blast down to the right as Hart turned aside. The Rebound was dangerous, but the defense was able to clear the security.
It would turn out to be a great rescue as Flyers would even score moments later with Sean Couturier cushioning home a Jake Voracek shot 5:32 in the period to pull things even at 2-2. It was Flyer's first shot in the period, not less.
On the subsequent rush up ice, Patrick Bergeron would pick up a triple call when Lindblom went online to try to get a rebound from a Travis Sanheim shot.
Flyers would do quick work on power play, worth 37 seconds. Sean Couturier threw his second out of the night to make it 3-2 at 6:47. Hart started the rush after a Bruins shorthanded chance at the other end when Wayne Simmonds found Couturier colliding the net for the goal.
Another breakaway save would add to the highlight of Carter Hart when he denied Ryan Donato after a real bad turn of Travis Sanheim in his own zone like Boston more than double Flyer's shot output over 30 minutes.
With 4:28 back and still protecting a 3-2 link, Hart would deny Carlo again on a dangerous Bruins rush up ice led by Brad Marchand. Boston defender was active all evening jumping up on the rush.
Jori Lehtera wanted to run Ryan Donato into the 3:12 back in second place, pick up a bigger penalty and a delusional game in the boarding process and give the Bruins a five-minute power play. Donato's back was facing the boards and Lehtera had plenty of room to light up before he delivered the fight.
The flyers would kill the first 3:12 of Lehtera's dangerous and idiotic punishment and left only 1:48 back in five minutes to start the third period.
After 40: Flyers 3, Bruins 2
More solid punishment killed to start the third, when Flyers killed off the rest of the time back at Lehtera's capital and survived a five-minute stretch where the Bruins could have scored on will.
Having said that, they would go straight back to the punishment with a benchmate not far behind Lehtera's head. The flyer had too much six on the ice, and it is too much man.
On the subsequent power play, Hart Torey Krug denied a long point shot thanks to solid positioning with a solid screen setup in front of the rookie net memory. The flyers wanted to extinguish the rest of Bruins & # 39; power play time with another massive crime kill, while protecting their one-off company by 13:44 by law.
Boston spent the third squeeze hard for a tie, taking seven of the first eight shots to start the period through 10 minutes. Bruins & # 39; s approaching the 40-shot mark with Flyer's team far behind 20 mark.
The increased pressure and zone time would pay off in the form of another power play for Boston with eight minutes left in regulation. A hook in the neutral zone from Scott Laughton on Pastrnak broke into a Bruins rush, but resulted in Boston's fourth power play of the night with a chance to tie the score.
As it was much of the night, the great work of the punishment would again kill the Bruin's power game as they generated a lot of zero shots with Laughton in the box.
Boston wished they scored on that power game because Sean Couturier was ready to wish the guests good night.
For the hat trick, Couturier kicked the home team 2-on-1 to beat Halak and extend Flyers' lead to 4-2 by 4:07 back. It's the first hat trick for Couturier, and it does two in so many games for Flyers with James van Riemsdyk, who registers feat against Minnesota on Monday night.
Peter Cehlarik would get one back with 1:06 back, brining Bruins back to within one of 4-3, but with some time back. But it would be all for scoring, with David Krejci taking another final penalty to deny Couturier a chance at a fourth goal.
Finally: Flyers 4, Bruins 3