Defensive Woes Cause Bruins to Fall to Flyers, 6-3; Nick Foligno Leaves With Upper-Body Injury

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The Bruins looked like a mess Wednesday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia. 

A bright spot of the game was watching the Bruins erase a 3-1 deficit by the end of the second period. Goals scored by Taylor Hall and Brad Marchand made it 3-3 by the end of the second period, then the disastrous third period began.

Three unanswered goals by the Flyers in the third doesn’t ease any concerns about the gold and black’s defensive corps, who were a concern entering the season.

To add insult to injury — both literally and figuratively — Nick Foligno left with an upper-body injury. Foligno already had durability concerns entering the season, and him leaving game two of 82 isn’t the most ideal thing for Boston. 

Obviously, there’s no need to panic since it is game two of an 82-game season and this was the first game for the Bruins on the road. However, allowing six goals on 25 shots and allowing the Flyers to score twice off the power play last night should make Bruins fans nervous and keep them up at night.

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