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The Bruins rode an early lead to victory on the strength of their goaltending.

Boston Bruins v Dallas Stars
Gotcha covered! Tuukka Rask
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The Bruins took an early lead, then held off the Stars to win 2-1 in Dallas last night.

  • Despite being minus the services of David Krejci, the Bruins got busy early, scoring the pair of goals that would see them through to victory. WEEI
  • Three observations from the game include giving thanks for a fresh start in the new season. Boston.com
  • Krejci’s absence allowed former Star Brett Ritchie into the lineup. He wasted no time in sniping the initial goal. CBS Boston
  • Ty Anderson graciously eats crow over his initial disdain for the deal that brought Charlie Coyle to Boston, and then lauds Tuukka Rask’s third period performance as “money.” 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Coyle’s fingerprints were all over this win. HockeyBuzz
  • After all these years, Frank Simonetti still laces ‘em up for the Bruins, and for charity. Boston Globe
  • A locker room visit by a former POTUS was merely one more opportunity for Brad Marchand and Torey Krug to engage in a chirpfest. NESN
  • Following a clumsy crash into the boards, Roman Polak had to be stretchered from the ice. A subsequent Jack Edwards comment on the incident drew ire. USA Today
  • A new season, a new look for NESN, who debuted a snazzy new logo. MassLive

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Flames lost to the Avalanche last night and Austin Czarnik was banged up. Milan Lucic banged up the culprit in retaliation (With video) NBC Sports
  • You know you wanted it. The “Storm Surge” has returned, following a Canes OT victory over the Habs last night. (With video, natch) NBC Sports
  • The new NHL faceoff rule has both fans and detractors- which side you’re on likely depends on whether or not your team is stuck defending. The Hockey News