Flyers strike quickly in third period to defeat the Bruins

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From a one-goal lead to a one-goal deficit, it didn’t take the Boston Bruins long to suddenly find themselves on the losing end of the score Wednesday.

After a feisty start to this game, the Bruins, in a fight for a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, held a one-goal lead into the third period. Then, within the span of 1:22 midway through the third, they were trailing.

The Philadelphia Flyers, on third-period goals from Wayne Simmonds — exactly how did he score from that angle? — and Mark Streit, came back to earn a 3-2 victory on Rivalry Night.

The Flyers are now winners of four straight games.

And that battle for Wild Card positions is getting awfully crowded. There are seven teams — Tampa Bay, Boston, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Philadelphia, and Carolina — separated by only three points in that race for the final two playoff spots in the conference.