Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/4/13
Hockey is a game of inches full of heartbreak and heroes. Chris Kelly has been on both sides of the equation. Last season was tough on the Bruins center. After scoring a career-high 20 goals in 2011-12 Kelly finished with three in the strike-shortened 2012-13 season. He added two goals in the Stanley Cup finals but it’s the one he missed against the Blackhawks in Game 4 that remains a lasting image of the Bruins’ falling short of winning the Cup. Sometimes failure is the best motivator. After last spring’s finals it didn’t take Kelly long to start thinking about this season. He took a week off and then started training again. He was excited to start with a clean slate and last night in the Bruins’ season-opening 3-1 win over Tampa Bay the 32-year-old got his chance. It didn’t take Kelly long to get another opportunity to bury the puck. This time he didn’t miss scoring in the first period with a nifty move on the first penalty shot of his career. The goal helped the Bruins win at ...
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