Bruins soar right past Flyers in lop-sided victory


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This is the first of three meetings between the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Back in the lineup: Dougie Hamilton.

In Net: Tuukka Rask and Steve Mason.

The Bruins got off to a slow start and it didn’t get any better on their first Power Play either. It wasn’t until the Bergeron line came out for the end of the man advantage that anything started to happen.

Shortly after the Bruins first Power Play ended the Flyers were guilty of another penalty. This time the B’s would get pay dirt when David Krejci kept the puck in the zone and after several passes Jarome Iginla set Zdeno Chara (10) up all alone near the net. Big Z fired a shot the ricocheted off of a Flyer and past Mason for a Power Play goal.

With just a few seconds left in the period the B’s would add to their lead when Milan Lucic and Torey Krug would exchange passes, eventually getting the puck to Jarome Iginla (14) who fired a low wrister past Mason’s glove hand.

After 1 period; 2-0 B’s   Shots: 12-9 Philly

Both teams got off to a slow start in the second period.

The Bruins next goal was of the freak variety. Patrice Bergeron broke up a Flyer pass then chipped the puck toward center ice. Reilly Smith (16) streaked up the middle, snuck between two defenders then fired off a sharp backhander that hit the post but then careened off the backside of Mason an trickled in.

The B’s got their fourth goal when Patrice Bergeron (13) lost the faceoff in the offensive zone but never gave up, regained possession, set Brad Marchand up for a shot which Mason saved but the rebound went directly to Bergeron who snapped the puck top shelf.

*Steve Mason was removed, Ray Emery inserted in goal.

After 2 periods; 4-0 B’s   Shots: 13-9 Boston

The B’s started the third period of well, with a good early shot from Milan Lucic.

The Flyers would finally get on the board when Zdeno Chara looked horribly slow to defend a dump in and was penalized for holding. After cycling the puck in the zone Jakub Voracek setup Claude Giroux for a one-timer that beat Rask for a Power Play goal.

The Bruins got a 4 minute Power Play when Jordan Caron was High Sticked in the face. Wasting little time the B’s scored when Torey Krug set Jarome Iginla (15) up for a quick Slapper that beat Emery 5-hole.

With time remaining on the double minor penalty the B’s weren’t done scoring. Jarome Iginla once again set Zdeno Chara (11) up for a quick wrister that beat Emery short side.

6-1 Bruins win. Shot totals: 33-26 Boston

Next up for the Bruins is a Monday night road game against the N.Y. Islanders. Go B’s!