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Video: Bruins’ Kelly scores winner, still trying to understand Swedish linemates

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 8: Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins celebrates with teammates after he scored the winning goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in the third period in their NHL season opener on October 8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Chris Kelly underwent off-season back surgery. Back in the Boston Bruins lineup, he scored the winning goal in a season-opening win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

Kelly, who scored only nine times in 57 regular season games for Boston last season, broke the deadlock with 1:51 remaining in the third period to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Flyers.

It’s early in the season, and line combinations can change in an instant through an 82-game schedule. But Kelly clearly enjoyed his time on a line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson - even if there is a bit of a language barrier.

“I like playing with the Swedes even though half the time I don’t understand them on the bench,” he said after the win, as per Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston.

“I was just excited, like it was my first year again,” Kelly added.

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