Flyers-Bruins: Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble Power Philadelphia Past Boston

Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst IMarch 3, 2009

All is well when Kimmo Timonen returns to a lineup.

Timonen returned to the starting lineup tonight and helped calm down the defense, which led to the offensive taking over and beating the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins 4-2.

Simon Gagne and Mike Knuble each added three points to help ignite the Flyers past Boston.

Gagne reached the 25-goal mark for the fifth time in his career when he deflected a point shot by Andrew Alberts to put the Flyers up 2-1. 

Gagne scored his second goal of the game on the power play in the third period. That goal ended the Flyers 0-for-14 power-play streak.

Mike Knuble added a goal and two assists. His 22nd goal was off a pretty backhand pass from Gagne that Knuble blew by Bruins' goalie Manny Fernandez making the game 3-1.

Antero Niittymaki stopped 22 shots to get the win—his second this season against the Bruins.

Scottie Upshall also scored for Philadelphia.

The Flyers have won six of their last nine games to solidify their hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference and a potential home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.


Trade Deadline News:

The latest as of right now is, little. The Marty Biron rumor is exactly what it says, a rumor. Biron stated tonight that he has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause, and usually a team asks a few days ahead of time. Don't expect Biron to go anywhere.

But the only trade that is being talked about is the possibility of Joffrey Lupul and Matt Carle going to Florida for Jay Bouwmeester. As of this moment, nothing has been said on it.