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Initial signs positive for Bruins

Newcomer Jarome Iginla fights, wins over fans as Boston tops Tampa in opener

Updated: October 4, 2013, 3:30 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's going to take a few weeks, maybe a month, until these 2013-2014 Boston Bruins showcase their full potential.

But the first real assessment of the new-look Bruins was a good one as Boston defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in the season opener Thursday night at TD Garden.

When Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli reconstructed the team's roster during the summer, adding the likes of free agent Jarome Iginla and trading for veteran two-way forward Loui Eriksson, ...

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