Matt BernierContributor IDecember 13, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22:  Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a shootout save against Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won the game 4-3 after a shootout.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Saturday night the Bruins took the ice at the Islanders but couldn't quite finish the game the way they had hoped to. Even though the boys came out with a loss they still were able to take one point with them back to Boston. The team had gone 8-2 in there last 10 games so there was some knowledge going around that they were bound to loose at some point. Never the less the Bruins can't be to upset given the fact that they put forth a tough and physical effort against an Islanders team that has given this team trouble all season.

looking forward the black and gold take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night in a winter classic preview that should fill the TD Garden to the rafters. If the Bruins want to win this game they will have to be able to continue to play a composed, defensive and physical game. This Flyers team is in a deep hole with getting used to a new coach and loosing there starting goaltender Ray Emery. this team still plays that in your face style that they are know for but with inexperienced goal-tending and a loosing streak setting in I see Boston coming into this game on Monday night with the mind set that if they play hard and physical for the full sixty minutes taking a lot of shots on the Flyers net they should get a lot of rebounds and win this game putting a huge boat of confidence on there shoulders going into the final stretch of December and 2009.