The Boston Bruins have started their first three-game winning streak of the season, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2.
With the exception of David Pastrnak’s goal, the B’s offense was shined by the secondary lines. A returning Craig Smith would notch his first points of the season with a goal and an assist. Tomas Nosek would open the scoring late in the first, which is nice seeing the Blidh-Nosek-Lazar line coming together.
The Hero of the night would have to go to the unsurprising offensive dynamo Derek Forbort. Forbort would score two goals on the night, continuing his early-season hot streak. “Kind of a weird night… Coach Cassidy does a good job of telling us when to be smart and jump into the play, spacing with the forwards,” Forbort said on his two-goal night.
Bruins top defenseman Charlie McAvoy would get into a little scrap with Flyer’s Joel Farabee. McAvoy would get the best of Farabee as he landed three right-handed punches and ended up pushing Farabee to the ground.
“I don’t really, I don’t even know. I was a little bit, I don’t know, the shift before they kind of went after Patrice Bergeron, which I don’t think anyone really appreciates,” McAvoy would say on NESN’s postgame show. “And then I got kind of slashed in the back of the leg for, I don’t even know for any reason after a play, and I was just a little bit heated. And things happen in hockey, it moves fast.”
The Bruins will play the second leg of a back-to-back against the Calgary Flames back home at TD Garden with a 7:00 eastern standard time start.
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