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Morning Skate: Friday, January 25, 2013

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Morning Skate: Friday, January 25, 2013

Gauging the St. Louis Blues explosive Russian rookie and just how good that he can be.

Mike Babcock sees plenty of opportunity within all of the Detroit Red Wings injuries that have cropped up in Detroit.

An interview with the head of CBC Sports Programming by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Steve Lepore.

John Tortorella blasts the media for a "stupid question" after getting queried about the fitness level of his team coming out of the NHL lockout.

Some of the Buffalo Sabres are missing their roommates on the road that are no longer required in the new CBA.

Is it time to panic for the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals after sluggish starts to the season?

Should Nail Yakupov be crucified for his goal-scoring celebration in the final seconds of regulation last night? I thought it was harmless fun.

For something completely different: Luke Perry finally chooses between Brenda and Kelly after all these 90210 years.

Kenny Agostino's OT goal lifts Bruins over Flyers

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Kenny Agostino's OT goal lifts Bruins over Flyers

BOSTON – The Bruins continued to pick up wins in the preseason by all different methods. 

On Thursday night it was a bit of an ugly, penalty-filled affair with the Flyers, but the Bruins improved to 3-0-0 in the preseason with a 2-1 overtime victory behind a Kenny Agostino breakaway goal on a nifty double-move in the extra session. 

Agostino finished with the game-winner and a couple of points after feeding Postma for his game-tying strike in the third period as well.

The Flyers took the initial lead in the third period on a seemingly innocuous play that started with Matt Grzelcyk and Paul Postma getting caught chasing the puck in transition. Travis Sanheim fired a shot from the outside of the left circle and somehow got the perimeter attempt past Tuukka Rask after he’d stopped the first 21 shots he’d faced through two periods. 

Postma made up for any miscues immediately afterward when he fired a bomb from the high point that shot that rocketed past Brian Elliott for the game-tying goal. The Postma score came immediately after Grzelcyk was stuffed on his own scoring attempt after a nice Danton Heinen feed set him up directly in front of the net. 

Otherwise Thursday night’s preseason game was about the face-off violations that slowed the game to a crawl, and the ridiculous seven slashing penalty calls made as the NHL looks to crack down on their enforcement of potentially dangerous slashing plays.