Bruins Win Home Opener 4-1

Take a messy one against Tampa Bay LIghtning
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 19, 2007 5:17 AM CDT
Boston Bruins' Marco Sturm, right, of Germany, celebrates his goal with Chuck Kobasew, left, and Patrice Bergeron in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday, Oct....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Bruins, playing their home opener, won a sloppy but hard-fought game against the Lightning last night.  In a a crowded Boston sports scene the Bruins (downright awful last year) are proving their worth getting a little attention of their own. "We’re trying to change the attitude here," said Marc Stern, who scored twice.

Bruins coach Claude Julian saw the game for what it was, saying: “We’re definitely happy with the win. It’s certainly important.  Hopefully by the end of the year we won’t remember how we won that one. It wasn’t a pretty win.”