The Boston Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night for some preseason action. This was the first NHL game back on TNT since 2003 when it mainly did coverage for the Atlanta Thrashers.
Thanks to an electrifying first period that included three goals for the B’s, two of which were powerplay goals. It was none other than Brad Marchand who would open up the scoring for the gold and black coming off an assist from Taylor Hall. A powerplay goal by Craig Smith would follow and a goal by Branden Carlo as well as tallying a total of three goals in seven minutes and 18 seconds.
An early cause for concern for the Bruins would be penalties. The Bruins would rack up six penalties and gave up the only two goals by the Flyers on the power play.
Newly acquired Bruin Erik Haula would go on to have two assists on the night, one of them to Jake Debrusk in the second period. “Try to communicate off the ice a lot, on the bench. I think we’re just both having fun and looking at this as a good opportunity, me, JD, and Nick. We’re just working hard,” Erik Haula would go on to say when asked about his new line mates.
The Bruins will have three more preseason games until the opener on October 16th. Their next game will be Saturday against the New York Rangers this time in TD Garden.