Boston Bruins: 3 Studs & 3 Duds Against the Flyers

Feb 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his goal with center Brad Marchand (63) against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his goal with center Brad Marchand (63) against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: Trent Frederic #11 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on January 18, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders shut-out the Bruins 1-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: Trent Frederic #11 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on January 18, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders shut-out the Bruins 1-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Boston Bruins wrapped up their four-game road trip through Washington and Philadelphia with a 3-0-1 record following another come-from-behind win over the Flyers, 2-1, at the Wells Fargo Center Friday night.

It was a mixed effort for the Black and Gold as they played a strong third period, but in the first 40 minutes, the Bruins looked like a team at the end of a week-long road trip that just wanted to get on a plane and get home.

Getting home is exactly what Boston will be doing over the next four days. Their two-game homestand scheduled for tonight and Monday at the TD Garden against the Buffalo Sabres has been canceled because of COVID-19 protocols with the Sabres.

The Bruins can enjoy their mini-break following their fourth win over the Flyers on the season.  Here are three duds and three studs from their eighth victory of the season in 11 games in the newly realigned East Division.

No. 3 Dud

Trent Frederic

Frederic has had a solid start to the season, but he seemed to be in Bruce Cassidy’s doghouse Friday night after playing just 9:39 on16 shifts. Aside from two hits in the game, he was not noticed much in the game.

He had one nearly costly turnover in the first period and was bailed out by goalie Tuukka Rask with a save, but the 22-year-old first-round pick has had better nights this season. Frederic has impressed early in the season, but this was not the best game or road trip for the youngster.