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Boston Bruins v Vegas Golden Knights
Brad Marchand doing Brad Marchand things.
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The Bruins dug themselves out of a first period, two goal hole by scoring four unanswered tallies to beat the Golden Knights 4-3 in Las Vegas.

  • The win marks the best start to a season that Boston has had in 18 years. CBS Boston
  • Just the facts, ma’am- statistics from the game. @NHLBruins
  • The Bruins’ best players answered the call, and the team demonstrated their resilience. Boston Globe
  • The Bergeron line dominated, and David Backes was a good roster choice against a more physical opponent. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The short summer seems to have helped the Bruins stroll into the new season without skipping a step. Bruins Daily
  • In news of the walking wounded, Matt Grzelcyk appears to be no worse for wear after taking a stinger to the leg NESN and Tuukka Rask suffered heat cramps that required him to be helped from the ice postgame. CBS Boston
  • So, how ready are the Rask haters to face the possibility of a season without him to kick around? WEEI
  • A trio of observations from the game includes the not-news that the David Krejci line is still in disarray. Causeway Crowd
  • Well, you can’t win ‘em all. The Knights suffered from deficiencies in puck possession. Knights on Ice
  • Last night’s second Brad Marchand goal @NHLBruins looked eerily like one that Marc-Andre Fleury should still be having nightmares over from the second game of the 2013 Eastern Conference Final sweep of the Penguins. YouTube
  • More seats, more revenue? Or is the generous Jacobs family simply hoping to accommodate more fans in an ordinarily sold out TD Garden? The Hockey Writers
  • Even though we miss him, there was no better choice to be the voice of the Golden Knights than Dave Goucher. Boston Globe

NHL Standings:

  • The undefeated Bruins have sprung to the top of the Atlantic Division, NHL trail only the Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference, NHL and sit in fourth place in the league overall. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In unhappy news of former Bruins: Kenny Agostino received an elbow to the head and left the Marlies game, Hubert Labrie has been suspended. Pension Plan Puppets
  • The Bruins are #4 with a bullet in this NHL power ranking, compiled before last night’s results. Boston Herald
  • A remarkable number of NCAA players listed in this Top 100 are either Bruins prospects or have ties to the Boston area. The Hockey News
  • Katie Baker calls it like she sees it, and Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is in her sights as the worst franchise destroyer. The Ringer
  • Celebrate the return of Patrick Marleau (Daddy Shark do-do, do-do-do-do!) to the scene of the crime for one more year. Yahoo Sports
  • 31 Thought returns! Sportsnet