Last Skate of The Day, Janurary 25, 2014.


Jan 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie

Tuukka Rask

(40) during a timeout against the Philadelphia Flyers in the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Bruins defeated the Flyers, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

“Great Game.” That sums up what Bruins netminder had to say about today’s total sixty minute game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The well rested squad quickly and profoundly dismantled the flimsy defense put up by the Flyers in a 6-1 rout at the Wells Fargo Center. Jarome Iginla had his first four point game as a Bruin, with two goals. Zdeno Chara also bad two goals in what could only be described as one of the top games the Bruins have played all season. Here is the breakdown of the game from the eyes of the Boston Bruins. (Boston Bruins)

Jarome Iginla called it one of the best games of the season. He sat down with NESN’s Jamie Erdahl and shared his thoughts on an outstanding game. (NESN)

Tuukka Rask needed the mental break after having a rough stretch these last few weeks. Rask’s one goal performance has gotten his goals against average down to 2.08 and his save percentage is back up to .930%. It’s great to see our number one goaltender back in Vezina form. (CSNNE)

For fairness sake, here is how the Flyers saw the game. Embarrasing was how one Flyer put it. ‘A Kick in the Pants’ does seem to sum it up though. It looked liked the Flyers had no life in this game, (while they had played four games this week) and their lapses led to quick and costly goals by Boston.(Philadelphia Flyers)

Phil Kessel is continuing his point per game streak. He earned his twenty seventh point and assist in their match against the Winnipeg Jets. Unfortunately for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dustin Byfuglien scored in overtime to put them past the Leafs to win 5-4. While the Maple Leafs are still profoundly gifted offensively, the proof that four out of their top five suffer a negative plus/minus rating show they need to focus on their blue line and goaltending(especially with James Reimer‘s .789% save performance tonight.). (Toronto Maple Leafs)

For those keeping count, the Maple Leafs are seven points behind the Tampa Bay Lightning (who have played two less games) and the Boston Bruins (who have played four less games).