Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 11/19/14

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 17, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Johnny Boychuk's goal put the B's up 3-1 in the third The Bruins beat the Rangers 3-1 in their season opener at the Garden. Fresh off the work stoppage this game was fast paced and very physical. Bruins lit the lamp first when Lucic buried a rebound off a Krejci wrist shot at 14:14 in the first. Paille tipped a Cambell shot that ended up hitting the post and going in off of Lundqvist in the second to put the B’s up 2-0. Brad Richards got the Rangers on the board on a funky wrist shot that beat Tuukka just before the half way point in the game. There were a couple of nice scraps in the second. Thornton got the best of Mike Rupp and Greg Cambell went blow for blow with Stu Bickel. Both Bruins were undersized and held their own. Johnny Boychuk put the Bruins up 3-1 in the third when his shot was tipped by a Ranger and found its way to the back of the net. The Bruins never looked back and finished the game with a strong defensive effort. The Bruins outshot the Rangers 34-21. Great ga...
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