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Preview: The Bruins kick off the season with a trip to Dallas

Hey, Tyler Seguin! Remember him?

NHL: SEP 23 Preseason - Flyers at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Just the facts

When: Tonight, 8:30 PM

Where: American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX

How to follow: NESN, Sportsnet 360, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SBN site: Defending Big D

Know your enemy

  • Ol’ buddy Tyler Seguin led the Stars with 80 points (33G, 47A) in 82 games last season.
  • Alexander Radulov remains an extremely talented offensive player, and he had 72 points (29G, 43A) in 70 games last season.
  • Joe Pavelski is on the Stars now, which is weird.
  • Ben Bishop, who is tall, should be the Stars’ starter tonight.

Game notes

  • Well folks, here we go! Another season begins. Seems like last season just ended, doesn’t it? No? Maybe that’s just for us Hockey Content people.
  • It’s important to remember that the first game of the season tells you exactly how the rest of the season will go. Win big? Cup champs, baby. Lose big? Might as well pack it in.
  • The Stars should be a good early test for the Bruins, as Dallas boasts a potent offense and some decent talent on the back end. As was the case last season, the Bruins certainly aren’t opening things up with a soft spot on the schedule.
  • The biggest question tonight is whether or not David Krejci will play, as his status will have a domino effect down the lineup. He skated in a regular jersey (had been wearing a non-contact jersey) at practice today, so hopefully that means things are trending in the right direction.
  • Roope Hintz has my vote for the best current name in hockey.
  • I completely forgot that Corey Perry is on the Stars now. He should do something to get your juices flowing within the first 5 minutes. (EDIT: Never mind, he's injured. Shows what I know.)
  • The Stars have two guys on the blue line who are a treat to watch in John Klingberg and Miro Heiskanen. Heiskanen is especially promising at just 20 years old.
  • Expectations are pretty high in Dallas this season, as the Stars came within a win of making it to the Western Conference Final.
  • For the Bruins, it’ll be interesting if the first line can pick up right where it left off in last regular season. Other players to watch include Par Lindholm (making his Bruins debut) and Karson Kuhlman (see if he lasts the whole game at 2RW).

Never forget

It’s the Stars. What else did you think I’d post?