Briere unimpressed with Bruins top line

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Okay, so their power play still hasn’t scored in the playoffs.

The good news for the Boston Bruins is their top line had a good afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers in the B’s 7-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

Not that Flyers forward Daniel Briere was impressed.

“I think all the lines gave us trouble, to be honest,” said Briere. “I just think we didn’t compete against anybody. It’s just about competing. We let them get behind us in an area they are strong at, going to the net. We got outworked in front of the net. They were able to find a few rebounds and put them past our goalies.”

After a slow start against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round - the line combined for just six points - the B’s top line of David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic had that Saturday afternoon against the Flyers. Krejci had two goals and two assists Saturday while Horton had a goal and an assist.

“Montreal paid a lot of attention to that line. They had a hard matchup,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien, who saw the Montreal defensive tandem of Hal Gill and P.K. Subban up against the Krejci line. “It’s nice to see that line do well tonight.”

The seven goals scored by the Bruins were the most in one game since 1988 and the infamous “Have another donut you fat pig” series against the New Jersey Devils.

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