Bruins drop home opener to Flyers, 2-1


Bruins drop home opener to Flyers, 2-1

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard

BOSTON -- A Cup hangover was non-existent for the Boston Bruins throughout most of Thursday nights season opener at the TD Garden, but a lackadaisical 50 seconds in the first period did the Bs in, as they lost 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers after raising the franchises sixth banner to the rafters prior to the opening puck drop.

The Flyers scored two goals and took a 2-1 lead in the final minute of the first period, as Claude Giroux finished a power-play breakaway with a deke to his right with 50 seconds left, followed by Jakub Voraceks rebound goal from the slot with just 2.4 seconds remaining in the period.

It came nearly 10 minutes after Brad Marchand gave the Bruins an initial 1-0 lead, midway through the first.

Marchand was pulling off filthy moves all night, and finished on his first, as he scored on the teams first power play of the season.

Tyler Seguin made the play happen, as he sent a perfect cross-ice pass from blue line to blue line, and Marchand burst out front from the left wing, finishing by sliding a sneaky backhander past Bryzgalovs right pad.

Unfortunately for the Bs, that would be all theyd get.

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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings


Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on


FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.