The Boston Bruins are moving in the right direction.

The B’s earned their third win in a row on Saturday afternoon, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. It wasn’t a perfect game from the Black and Gold, but they left Philly with a lot to feel good about including rookie David Pastrnak’s two goals, Zdeno Chara’s strong game and the level of toughness Adam McQuaid brought to his team.

McQuaid dropped the gloves with Nick Schultz just seven seconds into the first period of the game after the Flyers defenseman laid a crushing hit on Daniel Paille. Coach Claude Julien had no problem with the early fisticuffs, telling Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley that it “set the tone” for the rest of the game.

“It was basically a good hit, I guess, as far as hits come,” Julien said after the game. “But the puck was kind of loose and I think in a way, too, (McQuaid) felt like he had given him that pass and sticking up for your teammates is what we like to do. He did a great job of going in there and sticking up for a teammate, so certainly that helped set the tone.”

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