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Chara, Iginla lead B's past slumping Flyers
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Defenseman Zdeno Chara and right winger Jarome Iginla scored two goals each to lead the Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
The Bruins now have eight players with at least 10 goals.
"We were trying hard to get him one at the end to keep it going," Smith joked. "Teams can't just rely on shutting down one line when you have a lot of guys scoring."
Center Claude Giroux scored Philadelphia's only goal."They outplayed us. They're a good team, and we thought we were ready to play, but it wasn't a good game for us," Giroux said. "It has to be the most embarrassing game I've been involved with. We didn't win any battles, we didn't play as a team. We've got to do a better job of working and winning those battles."Flyers goalie Steve Mason was pulled from the game after giving up four goals in the first 28 minutes. Mason has been removed from two of his last three starts after signing a three-year contract extension.
The Bruins (32-15-3) are 3-0-1 in their last four games and remain first in the Atlantic Division.
Iginla scored on a wrister from the right circle to make it 2-0 with 17 seconds left in the first.
Bergeron snapped a shot past Mason to make it 4-0 and send the netminder to the bench.
Just 11 seconds after the goal, Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn dropped the gloves against center Gregory Campbell. The fight did not fire up the home team.
"We're fragile," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "That's what I see. But we can correct that and go in the right direction. It's a confidence thing for us."