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For starters, Bruins light up the Lightning

Bruins captain  Zdeno Chara is greeted by fans as the team comes down the runway for pregame warm-ups.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is greeted by fans as the team comes down the runway for pregame warm-ups.Credit: john tlumacki/globe staff

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On a warm day more befitting baseball diamonds and backyard barbecues than hockey rinks and steaming cups of hot chocolate, the Bruins opened their 2013-14 season Thursday night on Causeway Street with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron scored the goals. Shawn Thornton and newcomer Jarome Iginla staged the fights. And Tuukka Rask made the saves, 32 of them, on a night made for scoring, fighting, winning and wiping out the memory of a lost chance to win a Cup just over three months earlier.

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