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Zac Rinaldo

Kelly's Late Goal Lifts Bruins In Opener

BOSTON An ineffective power play and a stagnant attack ruined the Flyers' season opener Wednesday night at TD Garden.

So did Chris Kelly.

With 1 minute, 51 seconds left in regulation, Kelly's goal gave the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win before a frenzied crowd.

Adam McQuaid's shot went off goalie Steve Mason's glove and fluttered into the air before dropping near the crease, where Kelly tapped it into the net to snap a 1-1 tie.

The Flyers have lost three straight season openers for the first time since 1991.

The Flyers tied it with 15:41 remaining when Sean Couturier, stationed in front, tipped in Jake Voracek's spin-around pass from the right circle.