Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bruins hang on to 2-1 win over Flyers

Bruins Bobby Robins runs Flyers Zac Rinaldo, then fights Flyers Luke Schenn, on October 8, 2014.
Opening night was last night and the Bruins took on the Philadelphia Flyers and came away with a 2-1 win. Tuukka Rask looked good but the rest of the team struggled at times during the game. Patrice Bergeron also had a good game, shutting down Flyers Claude Giroux to one shot and winning most of his faceoffs. The line of Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson and Chris Kelly played great together and was the Bruins best line.

On the other end, there was Dougie Hamilton who made some bad decisions which gave the Flyers chances and then there was Milan Lucic who wasn't noticeable at all during the game. The "feel-good" story of the night had to be Bobby Robins, who played in his 1st NHL game, had his 1st NHL fight and led the Bruins with 5 hits. The Bruins were lucky to come away with a 2-1 victory as the Flyers had chances to tie it up.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened but Bruins Bobby Robins got into his first NHL fight, against Flyers Luke Schenn.

In the third period, Flyers Sean Couturier scored, tying the game 1-1. With less than two minutes in the game, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 20 shots.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-20 and faceoff wins 36-25. The Flyers led the game in hits 26-23. Both teams had 15 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Bobby Robins led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara and Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Gregory Campbell did not play as both are recovering from injuries.

Onto the next one
The next game for the Bruins is later today at the Detroit Red Wings.

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