March 9, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a glove save during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
In two minutes and eighteen seconds the Boston Bruins scored three goals in the first period to assert serious dominance against the Philadelphia Flyers. This was one of those games that we saw the Bruins play a full sixty minutes. It was also a game where we saw a lot of production from all the lines, and we saw last year’s stars shine. The back handed pass from Milan Lucic to Tyler Seguin showed that two Bruins we were worried about were doing just great.
The newly revamped third line with Jordan Caron also asserted itself by scoring the second goal of the game. Caron sent a pass from Rich Peverley to Chris Kelly. Kelly’s second goal further forced Ilya Bryzgalov into his crease. It gave the third line a boost, and gave Caron a certain blast of confidence in his first game back to the Big Bruins.
The Men in Merlot threw their two cents in the mix in right away. Gregory Campbell got a redirect from Shawn Thornton, and sent the puck to Daniel Paille. Paille got the third goal of the night past the Flyers.
Overall, we got to see the reasons why the Bruins are one of the top teams in the NHL.
March 9, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Final Score: Boston Bruins 3 – Philadelphia Flyers 0
Three Stars of the Game:
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars:
Third: Tyler Seguin. The hands are back ladies and gentlemen. We got to see Tyler Seguin at full throttle. The speed was there as well. He got his eighth goal of the season on the first goal of the game. Seguin got the third star not just for his offensive skills, but his teamwork and his full on slide across the ice to preserve the shutout for Tuukka Rask. That’s the kind of play that spawns greatness in a team.
Second: Daniel Paille. The Merlot Man’s left winger put his line leading fourth goal and eighth point up on his goal. Paille, who has always been a serious two way player once again showed everyone what a three zone hockey game looks like. He was solid for his line, gained himself a +1, and put the Flyers on notice that all four lines were capable of scoring on Bryzgalov.
First: Tuukka Rask. We all agreed that # 40 (and recent birthday boy!) earned the first star. He stopped all twenty three shots against him to earn his second shutout of the season. That brings his total up to thirteen in his career. Tuukka has logged over a thousand minutes this season and has kept a sub-two GAA (1.97). He’s 12-2-3 with a still impressive .927 save percentage. He’s one of the best, and he’s ours. Have a happy birthday Tuukka and that’s for being our chief of the crease police.
The Bruins are headed up to Canada’s capital to take on the Ottawa Senators Monday night at 7:00 PM.