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Highlights of the Bruins' 2-1 win over Stars

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Highlights of the Bruins' 2-1 win over Stars

FINAL SCORE: Bruins 2, Stars 1

IN BRIEF: The Bruins rode a quick start in the first period to an opening night victory over the Dallas Stars. Brett Ritchie and Danton Heinen scored the goals while Tuukka Rask recorded 28 saves.

BOX SCORE 

BRUINS RECORD: 1-0-0 (2 points)

HIGHLIGHTS:

BRETT RITCHIE NETS FIRST BRUINS GOAL IN SECOND MINUTE OF GAME

DANTON HEINEN NETS POWER-PLAY GOAL TO DOUBLE LEAD

ROOPE HINTZ SCORES ON STARS BREAKAWAY

UP NEXT:

@ Arizona Coyotes, Saturday, 9 p.m. ET, NESN

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Bruins drop first hype video of the regular season before game vs. Dallas Stars

Bruins drop first hype video of the regular season before game vs. Dallas Stars

The Boston Bruins season gets underway on Thursday night. They're traveling to Dallas to take on the Stars as they look to bounce back after losing the 2019 Stanley Cup Final in seven games to the St. Louis Blues.

Before their game, the Bruins official Twitter account dropped the team's first hype video of the regular season. And it's sure to excite Bruins fans.

Take a look.

Those highlights from last year's series against the Stars certainly bring back pleasant memories. The Bruins were 1-0-1 (3 points) against the Stars last season en route to a 112-point season and a second-place finish in the Atlantic Division.

If David Pastrnak can find similar success against the Stars tonight, that would certainly be a good start for the Bruins. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m. ET as the Bruins look to begin the season with a victory.

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Newly acquired Gemel Smith to make Bruins debut tonight

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Newly acquired Gemel Smith to make Bruins debut tonight

BRIGHTON, Mass – New Bruins acquisition Gemel Smith was on the ice for the Saturday morning skate and will make his Black and Gold debut tonight in a divisional game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.

What could be better than that?

Smith will play left wing with Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner against the Leafs and will get an immediate look on the bottom-six for a team that could use a little more physical and offensive pop at the bottom of their forward group. Smith, 24, has totaled 11 goals and 20 points in 77 games the past three seasons with the Stars and now he’ll get a look from a Bruins organization that could desperately use some energy amid a three-game losing streak.

“He’s got some time in the league. He’s fast. He should help us on the fore-check, and he’s done more penalty killing than power play. It’s a pretty good program there in Dallas, so I suspect he’ll be good away from the puck,” said Bruce Cassidy of a player that has two goals, three points and a plus-1 rating in 14 games with the Stars this season prior to being waived. “I’m not sure what happened there and why he got pushed out, but we’ll put him in tonight. He’s out West, so we didn’t get to him a lot. We’ll see if he slides up, and he’s played left wing predominantly and some center.”

Clearly, Smith isn’t going to be a game-changing addition and the fact he was waived means he wasn’t playing well enough with the Stars. Still, the Bruins needed to do something to switch things up and improve both their penalty killing and their bottom-six depth. the hope is that Smith can do one, or preferably both.  

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