Bruins drop game 1

 

Everyone knew it would be a tight series between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. Game one was testament to that, in a tight fought 3-1 Philadelphia victory that came down to who was better on special teams.

 

Alexei Kasatonov took an unsportsmanlike minor only two minutes into game putting the Flyers on the PP and they connected, when Ken Linseman beat Curtis Joseph to give them the early lead. Thirty seconds later John LeClair beat Cujo and the Bruins were down 2-0 three minutes into the game. "We weren't ready to play today, surprisingly," said coach Jocelyn Guevremont. "I'm not sure how, but we weren't. Pretty disappointing to go into a hole like that so early on."

 

On another powerplay opportunity with Jeff Larmer now in the box Carey Wilson scored to make it 3-0 three minutes into the second. A minute later, a dirty play by the Flyers Eric Lindros on Mironov knocked the defenseman out of the game and got Lindros an ejection. No other scoring in the period for wither team.

 

In the third Jim Peplinski scored to make it 3-1, but it was all the Bruins could muster to drop game one.

 

The Bruins need to come out sharper in game two; they certainly cannot return home in a 2-0 hole.

 

GAME STARS:

 

3. Tom Barasso

2. Carey Wilson

1. John LeClair

 

GAME NOTES:

 

-It didn't look good for Mironov post game, and it looks like he could miss a game or two

-The Bruin PP went 0 for 4 and the PK went 4 for 6

-Look for Jamie Macoun to draw in with Mironov on the shelf

 

Donny Brook
Bruins Beat Writer
Boston Herald