Jan 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) waits for the puck against the Boston Bruins during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Bruins defeated the Flyers, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins will faceoff in a Sunday matinee.

This is the second of three games between the Bruins and Flyers. Both teams will meet up again on Saturday Apr. 5. Back on Jan. 25, the first meeting between the two franchises this season, the Bruins scored six goals to thump the Flyers 6-1. The Bruins come into Sunday afternoon’s game as the hottest and best team – points wise – in the league. They are 9-0-1 in their last ten games and have lost only two games in the month of March.

The Flyers are on a roll of their own. During March, they have beaten the likes of the St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins. The orange and black have also become dominant at home. Since Feb. 1, they are 13-4-1 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Steve Mason will get the start for the Philadelphia Flyers. He will be opposed by Tuukka Rask.

Mason is 31-17-6 with a 2.53 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. Rask, 33-14-5, has a 2.01 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist leads the National Hockey League in shutouts with seven.


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