Bruins Blast Flyers 6-1

Published on January 25th, 2014

by Mike del Tufo

Saturday January 25, 2014

In this afternoon matchup, the Philadelphia Flyers played an abysmal game losing to the Boston Bruins 6-1.

Flyers goalie Steve Mason on the embarrassing loss said, “We’re picking a terrible spot to play some pretty crappy hockey. Teams that are around us are winning, and we’re falling behind.”

For this game, Tuukka Rask started in net for the Bruins and Mason for the Flyers.

Flyers forward combinations:
Giroux-Voracek-Hartnell
Lecavalier-Simmonds-B.Schenn
Couturier-Read-Raffl
Hall-Rosehill-Vandevelde

Flyers defensemen pairings:
Grossmann-Streit
Timonen-Coburn
L.Schenn-Gustafsson

The Flyers started the game sloppy taking two bad penalties. The Bruins capitalized on the 2nd one as defenseman Zdeno Chara scored on the power-play at 6:30 of the 1st period. The Bruins controlled much of the 1st period making crisp passes and keeping the pressure in the Flyers zone. Jarome Iginla added another goal for the Bruins at 19:42. It was a late period crushing goal as the Flyers had been playing better.

Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron scored in the 2nd period at 6:59 and 13:10 to make it 4-0 Bruins. After Bergeron’s goal, the Flyers changed goalies with Ray Emery coming in to try and stop the bleeding.

The Flyers finally showed some life in the 3rd period as Captain Claude Giroux blasted it in on the power-play at 7:55. But soon after Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann was called for a crucial double-minor. The Bruins made them pay twice on this extended power-play. At 8:21, they restored their 4-goal lead as Iginla notched his 2nd goal of the game. Then at 9:16, Chara notched his 2nd of the games as well to make it 6-1 Bruins.

On this brutal loss, Giroux said, “It has to be the most embarrassing game I’ve been involved with. We didn’t win any battles, we didn’t play as a team. Defensively, I think they were just moving the puck around us. We’ve got to do a better job of working and winning those battles. That’s what we’ve got to get better at.”

He added, “I think the last three or four games we’ve gotten away from how we want to be as a team and how we want to be looked at. The reason why we were winning games was we were working hard and winning battles. We’ve got to stay with it.”

The Flyers’ next game is Tuesday at home against the Detroit Red Wings.

Source:  Andrew King

Source: Andrew King

Comments

  1. Posted by Martina Soroa on February 11th, 2014, 23:38

    September ninth, 2008 at 9:21 pm