boston – David Krejci Scored twice, and the Boston Bruins extended their opening home winning streak to 10 games with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Garden on Thursday.
The Bruins win is one NHL record, held by the Florida Panthers (2021-22) and Chicago Black Hawks (1963-64).
“It’s hard to win one game, but to win that many games — 17 games, 15 wins — that’s insane,” Craigie said. “Nobody expected it, but we’re still balanced here. We were focused on the task at hand, and we were doing a good job at that.”
Pavel Zacha And the Nick Foligno They both had assists for Boston (15-2-0), who won five straight. Linus Ullmark Made 22 exports.
“I think our guys were really excited to play,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “Our puck motion was really good, but we were skating out of position offensively and especially defensively. We were skating a lot from the middle of the ice, which was very unusual for us, which gave Philadelphia—and they took advantage of that, credit—but they had some really nice looks.” .
Owen Tippett record f Carter Hart Made 28 saves for Philadelphia (7-7-3), which lost for the fifth time in a row (0-4-1).
“We’re still trying to build an identity. We’re not there yet,” Flyers coach John Tortorella said. “I’m seeing signs of that in terms of how hard you play, checking, the little things you need to do. But if we have an identity and we have toughness, we won’t lose games.”
Thomas Nozick He gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 11:25 of the second period, capitalizing on the puck on a behind-the-net feed from Foligno, who pulled Hart out of his crease in a looping fashion.
It was Nosek’s second goal in as many matches. The striker ended his 65-game scoring drought with a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Foligno had his 299th NHL assist on Nosek’s goal Thursday before getting his 300th later in the game.
“I think that’s the cool thing about it [Montgomery’s] He’s very fast, but predictable, said Foligno. “I think it’s designed for a lot of the guys in the room, and I think we feel like when we play, we know where the players are supposed to be. You can kind of have that sixth sense, and that’s dangerous.”
Kevin Hayes He got an opportunity to tie it with Philadelphia from the doorstep at 5:54 of the third, but Allmark’s blocking kept the Bruins ahead.
“It doesn’t matter whether we win or lose,” Allmark said. “If you do the right things, you can always come out of games feeling good. We’ve been doing the right thing for a long time now, and we can see it’s paying off. You just have to stick to it.”
Jake Debrusek Made it 2-0 at 7:32 after a slap pass David Pasternak On power play. Tippett cut the score to 2-1 with a powerful goal at 9:48 on a Hayes cross.
“When things don’t click, it gets frustrating,” Tippett said. “You want to be able to build momentum for the team, whether that’s scoring goals or whether it’s just creating chances and just turning the momentum of the game around. I think when things aren’t going you just have to go back to simplicity, and I think it was just the mentality to put one On the web “.
Krecci made it 3-1 16 seconds later at 10:04. Zaka beat Flyers defensively Ivan Provorov to 50-50 the puck in Philadelphia territory, and Krejci picked it up to score from close range.
“We don’t create offense enough to give things away for free,” Tortorella said. “I mean, ‘Provy’ is trying to play well for us. It’s just a bad play.”
Krejci scored his second goal of the game at 16:21 on the power play for the final 4-1.
“It’s frustrating,” Flyers forward Scott Lawton He said. “I mean, you lose five in a row, it’s tough. [Boston’s] Good team there. … I thought we could have been better, but what are you going to do? You wake up the next morning, train and get better.”
Notes: Tortorella coached his 1,400th NHL game. The Boston-born player became the first American-born coach in league history to reach the milestone. … The Bruins became the fifth team in NHL history to win their first 10 home games of the season. The others are the 2021-22 Panthers (11 games), the 1963-64 Blackhawks (11 games), the 2016-17 Montreal Canadiens (10 games) and the 1925-26 Ottawa Senators (10 games). … Ollmark became just the third Bruins goaltender to win at least his first eight home games (Gillis Gilbert, 16 games, 1973-74; Ross Brooks, eight games, 1973-74).