Anytime that you can have contests spread out over the course of an 82-game schedule, it is truly a blessing. In other words, having multiple days off between games could do wonders for a team struggling to stay healthy.
The Boston Bruins traveled to the "City of Brotherly Love" take on the Flyers on Saturday afternoon. This was the first time that these two teams met this season and this has been long overdue. This was also their first game since Monday's showdown with the Los Angeles Kings.
Arguably, the Flyers are one of the teams in the NHL that replicate the Bruins style of play and it is amazing to watch these hockey clubs go at it.
With so much to say, this one has to be summed up in a condensed fashion.....Bruins 6, Flyers 1.
This game had it all. From glove-dropping fights and hard hitting to skill and great goaltending. The Bruins just had their way on this day.
**Dougie Hamilton made his return to the lineup. With Kevan Miller recently being signed to a one-year, two-way contract extension, the blue line (and the rest of the team) is finally locked up and almost back to full strength. He certainly deserves it after the way he has been playing as of late. Adam McQuaid remained sidelined with a leg injury. Jordan Caron played in this game because Ryan Spooner was out with an illness.
The Bruins will play their next game on Monday night when they take on the New York Islanders.
Gold Star: Jarome Iginla...This was his best game as a member of the Bruins. He had two goals and two assists to show for it.
Black Star: Loui Eriksson...He is slowly getting back to form, although the third line really suits him at the moment.