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After a 5-2 loss to open the season against the Coyotes on Saturday, the Bruins didn’t have much time to think about their disappointing start, as they had to take the ice the next day against those same Coyotes in Prague. The B’s didn’t disappoint their fans home or abroad, winning 3-0.
“We came out strong,” Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said. “We created lot of chances. We were putting a lot of pressure on them, didn’t give them much time to do anything and we got rewarded.”
Nathan Horton was the Bruins star again, scoring a goal and assisting on another to give him four points through just two games. He assisted on Milan Lucic’s goal, which broke a scoreless tie, and added a goal later in the second period to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
Tyler Seguin capped the scoring in the third period with his first career goal, much to the delight of coach Claude Julien.
“It’s always fun to see these guys score their first goal,” Julien said.
Three goals was plenty in front of Tim Thomas, who collected 29 saves for his first shutout of the season. Despite the fact Tuukka Rask allowed five goals in the first game, it’s far too early to start the goalie controversy.
The Bruins now get to rest after their across-the-world tour. They head home with their heads held high at 1-1, and don’t have to play a game until Saturday against the New Jersey Devils.