Forbort, Bruins defeat Flyers for third straight win

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PHILADELPHIA — Derek Forbort had his first two-goal NHL game for the Boston Bruins in a 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

Craig Smith and David Pastrnak each had a goal and an assist, and Jake DeBrusk had two assists for Boston (9-5-0), which has won three games in a row. Linus Ullmark made 29 saves.

Derick Brassard scored two goals for Philadelphia (8-5-3), which has lost two in a row. Martin Jones made 39 saves.

Tomas Nosek put the Bruins up 1-0 at 18:25 of the first period. Curtis Lazar caused a loose puck behind the Flyers net that Anton Blidh slid in front to Nosek, who scored with a high backhand shot.

Forbort made it 2-0 30 seconds into the second period when his shot from the left point deflected off the stick of defenseman Justin Braun.

Brad Marchand had an assist on the goal to extend his point streak to eight games (four goals, nine assists).

Brassard made it 2-1 at 1:22 when he scored from in front.

He tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal at 9:25. Claude Giroux‘s pass through the slot tipped off Lazar’s stick and went to Brassard, who scored from the right side.

Forbort gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead with a shot through a Smith screen with 3:33 left in the second.

Smith made it 4-2 at 1:28 of the third period with a shot off the rush from the right face-off circle.

Pastrnak made it 5-2 when he scored at 4-on-4 at 12:47. He has scored 10 points (three goals, seven assists) during a six-game point streak.

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