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2 takeaways from the Bruins’ preseason victory over the Flyers

In its first-ever NHL broadcast, TNT wasn’t the only party who put forth a preseason effort.

Bruce Cassidy’s roster of Bruins’ veterans looked good at times but spent certain moments shaking off the proverbial cobwebs. The Philadelphia Flyers arrived at TD Garden Thursday trotting out a mostly prospect core.

Yet, even with stretches of dull play, the mismatch on paper proved true in Boston’s third preseason game. A pair of first-period power-play goals from Brad Marchand and Craig Smith – off of brilliant feeds by Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno – a Brandon Carlo blast toward the end of the first 20, and Jake DeBrusk’s second tally of the preseason on a strong net-front drive sparked the Bruins’ offensive output in their 4-2 victory.