Bruins vs. Flyers, Game 1: Flyers send it to OT, 4-4

I guess this is why they play 60 minutes.

After the first period, it looked as if the Flyers would just roll over and wouldn’t prove much contest for the Boston Bruins. After the second period, the Flyers had pulled within a goal and had grabbed the momentum, but the Bruins once again went ahead by two with an early goal in the third.

Yet the Flyers kept up their forecheck and amped up their energy as the Bruins started to show fatigue as the game progressed. With Marc Savard looking far from the difference maker he was hoped to be and Marco Sturm leaving the game in the first period, the Bruins are having trouble keeping players fresh.

The big revelation was the outstanding effort by Daniel Briere, who tied the game up for the Flyers as he split the Bruins’ defense and put home his own rebound past Rask. The Flyers once again have the momentum heading into overtime as they’ve ramped up the pressure on the Bruins.

I’m guessing this will be a fairly quick overtime.

Flames release Ryan Wilson from PTO

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The Calgary Flames have released Ryan Wilson from his professional tryout.

The 28-year-old was trying to make a comeback after missing 79 games with a shoulder injury last season.

Even with T.J. Brodie sidelined because of a broken hand, Wilson still faced long odds to make the final roster.

The veteran will be hard-pressed to find NHL work with another team.

He hasn’t suited up in more than 12 regular season games since 2011-12.

The Stockton Heat, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, also made some news on Sunday.

The club announced that they’ve signed Colton Orr to an AHL contract.

The 33-year-old tough guy suited up in just one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He has 12 seasons of NHL experience under his belt.

‘Yotes return Dylan Strome to OHL

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The Arizona Coyotes have returned Dylan Strome to the Erie Otters of the OHL.

Strome, 18, was the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

The 6’3, 185 pounder was hoping to stick with the Coyotes this season, but the team decided to take the conservative approach with their top prospect.

Strome will look to build off an incredible junior season that saw him score 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games.

Strome seems to be taking the demotion in stride.

The team also announced that they’ve assigned goaltender Louis Domingue and forward Matthias Plachta to their AHL affiliate in Springfield.

Domingue, 23, had a 1-2-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in seven games last season.

Plachta, a free agent signing, will begin his first pro season in North America. The 24-year-old had 14 goals and 35 points in the German League last season.