Found December 13, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Bruins knew how dangerous the talented young Oilers could be, and it certainly showed last night. Fortunately for the B’s, they built a big enough cushion early — and received stellar 39-save goaltending from Chad Johnson — to slip away with a 4-2 victory. The Bruins have had a nasty habit of playing well for only a portion of games, yet finding ways to win — often with late, third-period fireworks. Last night, they had their fireworks early against the still-have-a-lot-to-learn Oilers. The B’s dominated early, taking a 3-0 lead in the first period, but the Oilers stormed back to nearly steal the game. The B’s held on with Jarome Iginla netting his second goal of the game into an empty net with 43.4 seconds left. “They showed their skill level and gave us a really tough game,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien, his team 3-0-0 on this Canadian trip. “At the end, we were just hanging on. We’re struggling with the health of our team and it was a matter of either win it in regulati...
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