Iginla, Chara lead Bruins over Flyers

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm •  Published: January 25, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From snipers to defensemen, the Boston Bruins are getting plenty of scoring.

Jarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara each had two goals, Tuukka Rask made 25 saves and the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 Saturday.

Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron also had goals for the Bruins. The defending Eastern Conference champions are 3-0-1 since losing five of eight, and trail only Pittsburgh in the conference.

"The more you can spread around the scoring, the tougher you are to defend," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "It's important to have. We like the fact that we are well-balanced and our scoring is spread around."

Chara became the eighth Bruins player to reach double-digits in goals when he scored in the first period to make it 1-0. He also capped the scoring with another power-play goal.

"I think it's important we have a lot of contributions," Iginla said. "When you get in tight games, we feel we have a lot of guys who can find goals. You want a lot of different guys who can score and a lot of guys are feeling it."

Claude Giroux scored a power-play goal for the slumping Flyers, who've lost four in a row. They're 2-5-2 in their last nine games, tumbling from second place in the division to eighth in the East. It's their worst stretch since a 1-7 start that saw coach Peter Laviolette fired three games into the season.

"We need to be a consistent team and that's what we strive to be," coach Craig Berube said. "If you want to be a good team, a playoff team, a team that does something in the playoffs, you have to be consistent. You lose a few games and you're fragile. That's what I see. But we can correct that and go in the right direction. We're a good team. It's a confidence thing for us."

Steve Mason allowed four goals on 19 shots and was yanked for the second time in three starts since signing a contract extension last Saturday.

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