BOSTON - The Flyers are No. 1 in the NHL in … goals against.
Saturday's 6-3 blowout loss to the Bruins at TD Garden saw that total rise to 143 goals against by the Flyers - most in the NHL.
The Bruins blew the game open with four goals in the second period and unrelenting pressure in the Flyers' end. Dave Hakstol's club is now 0-6-2 in its last eight road games.
Michal Neuvirth, the hero goaltender against Vancouver, started for the Flyers and had little help in the defeat.
The Bruins came into play 7-2-1 against the Flyers in their previous 10 games, including 5-0-1 here in Beantown.
Jakub Voracek was nailed with a five-minute major in the second period for boarding Kevin Miller, who stumbled himself into the boards as Voracek turned to avoid the hit, going butt-on-butt.
This was Boston's Brad Marchand 500th NHL game, while David Krejci's goal that gave Boston a 2-1 lead in the second period was his 500th career point. Marchand had five points in the game.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's deflected goal in the first period represented back-to-back games in which he scored. This was Bellemare's 200th game as a Flyer.
Ivan Provorov's assist gave Flyers' defense 101 points this season - most in the NHL.
The Flyers gave up their league-high eighth shortie in the first period. Sean Couturier couldn't handle a Dale Weiss pass at the point and it rolled to Marchand for a breakaway goal in which his shot actually flubbed off his stick under Neuvirth.
Neuvirth had trouble tracking pucks. He finished with 33 saves on 38 shots.
Not a good start by allowing a shorthanded goal. Brayden Schenn's league-leading 11th power-play goal make it, 3-2. Wayne Simmonds picked up a late goal in the middle stanza as well.
The Flyers nearly cleared the puck at the blue line, but a fine play from Frank Vatrano kept the puck in as Krejci scored. Patrice Bergeron scored a crushing goal late in the second period with just 24 seconds left on a five-minute power play to make it 4-2, as the PK units gave up two goals.
Miller was shaken on a head-first hit into the back boards by Voracek and didn't return. That could mean a hearing for Voracek from the Department of Player Safety.
Boyd Gordon cleared waivers and was assigned to the Phantoms.
Defensemen Nick Schultz (healthy) and Shayne Gostisbehere (healthy); forward Matt Read (skate cut).
It's back-to-back games, as the Flyers head to Washington to face the Capitals on Sunday. Game time has been moved to 1 p.m.