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It was worth the wait

Bruins don't disappoint hockey-hungry fans in lockout-delayed opener

Updated: January 20, 2013, 2:20 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It took just 60 minutes of exciting Boston Bruins hockey to forget about the 119-day lockout that threatened the 2012-13 NHL season.

And when the final buzzer sounded Saturday night to end Game 1 of 48, the Bruins had defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 at TD Garden. It was a perfect way to bring hockey back to the masses in the Northeast, with two Original Six teams that are built to dominate the Eastern Conference in this shortened season.

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