The Bruins played host to their first game at TD Garden since June on Monday night, as the B’s bested the Flyers, 4-3 in overtime, to improve to 2-0-2 so far this preseason. Trailing by a single goal in the closing minutes of the third period, Boston secured the equalizer off a goal from Chris Wagner at 18:14 — forcing Boston into its third overtime in four preseason bouts. Jake DeBrusk won it at 2:35 in the extra period, jamming one home down low after an initial shot from Brad Marchand.
Here are three takeaways from Monday’s victory.
David Krejci exits with injury
When it comes to the preseason, the top priority for just about every club is entering the slog that is the regular season with its full roster intact. The Bruins already don’t have that luxury on their blue line — as both John Moore (shoulder surgery) and Kevan Miller (knee surgery) are both expected to be on the shelf for an unspecified amount of time. Given the makeup of their D corps, however, the Bruins should be able to carry on without the two veteran options for some time. But they may not have an answer if David Krejci is forced to sit out due to injury.