PHILADELPHIA ó The Northeast Division is there for the Bruinsí taking. They just refuse to grab hold of it.
With the Canadiens losing to the New Jersey Devils, the Bís had a chance to create some space between themselves and the Habs. Instead, they too lost to an injury-riddled also-ran, dropping an ugly 5-2 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers broke a 1-1 tie with two goals (one of the slapstick variety) in seven seconds in the second period.