Saturday, January 25, 2014

Iginla's 4 points lead Bruins to 6-1 win over Flyers


Game summary video of Bruins @ Flyers on January 25, 2014.
After not playing a game since Monday, the Bruins had an early game on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers who have been struggling recently. The Bruins looked rested and prepared for this game as they took a two goal lead in the first period and didn't look back, beating the Flyers 6-1. The Flyers could not stop the Krejci-Lucic-Iginla line as they dominated play when on the ice. Jarome Iginla finished the game with 2 goals and 2 assists, David Krejci had 3 assists and Milan Lucic had an assist.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. With 18 seconds left in the period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 14th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 16th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Not long after the Smith goal, Flyers Scott Hartnell and Bruins Johnny Boychuk got into a fight after Hartnell put a hit on Boychuk and they got locked up together. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins. Again, not long after Bergeron's goal, off the next faceoff, Bruins Gregory Campbell and Flyers Luke Schenn dropped the gloves and it was all Schenn in the fight.

In the third period, Flyers Claude Giroux scored a power-play goal, making it 4-1. Not long after Giroux's goal, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-1 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 6-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 23-12-3 with a 2.08 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26 and faceoff wins 40-27. The Flyers led the game in hits 39-19 and blocked shots 19-18. The Bruins went 3-for-5 on the power-play while the Flyers went 1-for-2.

Jarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Player notes
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton returned to the lineup. Adam McQuaid was again out of the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-15-3 with 67 points and are tied for 1st place with the Tampa Bay Lightning, although the Lighting have played 2 more games than the Bruins. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the New York Islanders at 7pm ET. The Bruins have struggled against the Islanders this season so this won't an easy game.

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