Flyers beat Bruins 6-3; Brassard line continues to dominate
The Philadelphia Flyers took on the Boston Bruins in an eventful primetime showdown on TNT, 6-3. Rasmus Ristolainen and Martin Jones made their regular season debuts as the Flyers looked to go 2-0-1. The Brassard line continued to dominate and Travis Konecny has scored in every game so far this season. The Flyers were able to close the Bruins out and captured a huge win with Martin Jones in net.
The Flyers lineup tonight was:
Giroux – Couturier – Konecny— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) October 20, 2021
Farabee – Brassard – Atkinson
Lindblom – Laughton – JVR
NAK – Thompson – MacEwen
Provorov – Ellis
Sanheim – Ristolainen
Yandle – Braun
Who’s scoring tonight? #Flyers pic.twitter.com/THaXC2yzCw
Boston was definitely the better team to open the contest and outshot the Flyers 8-2 at one point, but the Flyers would be the ones to break the ice just 9 minutes in on a shot from Atkinson on the odd man rush.
Cam. Atkinson.— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) October 20, 2021
His 2nd as a Philadelphia Flyer. pic.twitter.com/674UBt9sUd
Shortly after the goal the Flyers would go on the penalty kill and Joel Farabee made a gorgeous move to get a slot chance and Swayman just barely kept it out.
Flyers back to full strength. Only scoring chance on Boston’s PP was Farabee’s shorthanded bid.— Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) October 21, 2021
Rasmus Ristolainen was getting involved in the physical play early and even though he took an interference penalty, his presence was felt early on. The Bruins were able to get a greasy one and tie the game, but the Flyers finished the period with their first powerplay of the game and Joel Farabee converted off a rebound chance created by Ryan Ellis and Derick Brassard.
Scott Laughton wasted no time getting his first of the season and it was all created by a beautiful bank pass off the offensive end boards by Keith Yandle that created chaos for the Bruins.
SCOTT. LAUGHTON. pic.twitter.com/36Ie36tp3x— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) October 21, 2021
Boston started to gain momentum and takeover despite the two goal deficit, and them tying the game almost felt inevitable. Flyers-Bruins games usually go this way. Charlie McAvoy found Taylor Hall on the breakaway to cut the lead to one, and Brad Marchand was able to get a rebound on a David Pastrnak wraparound to tie up the game.
I will say this, none of those goals are ones you can pin on Martin Jones. Jones stood his ground when he needed too and the rest of game proved that to be the case.
The Flyers opened up this period and buried one right away once more. Joel Farabee feathered a slick pass to Cam Atkinson who was able to get it by Swayman despite fanning on the shot.
3rd goal as a Flyer. #89 is liking Philly. pic.twitter.com/N7ktM3jDDo— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) October 21, 2021
The Farabee-Brassard-Atkinson line continued to dominate all throughout this game and has been the most impressive line to start the season. They will suffocate you into making mistakes and then before you know it the goal horn is blaring. On Monday against the Kraken that line had a total of 6 points, and they matched that tonight with another 6 point outing.
Travis Konecny is visibly back to his old self and sniped a dagger that was so beautiful Bostons’ bags we’re already being packed. 3 goals in 3 games for Konecny, and a slick drop pass from Couturier.
Couturier would cash in an empty net and the Flyers finished the Bruins off for a 6-3 win. Martin Jones stopped 37 out of 40 shots and closed the door; after all the criticism on the decision to start him this was awesome.
- Derick Brassard has played way above his contract to start the year and looks to be a big piece of the team going forward. That line is straight up money in the bank for creating many high danger chances.
- After all the criticism, Martin Jones goes out and captures a win allowing us start a fresh Hart against Florida on Saturday and give Jones some confidence going into the west coast trip.
- It was fun to watch Ristolainen throw the body for the first time this regular season, and you can see him shaking off some rust.
- Giroux-Couts-TK continue their hot start and it’s always good to see them going early.
- Ryan Ellis has so much patience, his play on the first Farabee goal was created with his ability to wait for the perfect shooting lane.
- MacEwen was throwing dudes around.
Up Next: Florida Panthers on Saturday (NBCSP/7pm)
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