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More players descend on Wilmington for informal practice.

Wednesday, 09.02.2009 / 10:25 AM / Bish's Blog
3:48 p.m.
"We found an apartment," said Steve Begin this morning, when asked if he and his family were settled in to the Hub of Hockey. "My wife and two kids are here, so that's why we drove in [early] to get to know the city.

"With kids it's always tougher to get into a new town. My oldest is going to turn five and my youngest just turned two in may.

"It's fun for them."

It's not always that fun for adults to change jobs and cities, but Begin seems to be doing just fine -- except directionally.

"When you go to a new team everything's different," said Begin. "And I knew a few guys here, but I wanted to get to know the whole team...and you want to know the area, too."

And Boston is known for the easy layout of its roads and highways. Right?

"I was following someone to get here [to Wilmington], but I don't know how I am going to get back home, today!" said Steve. "I might not be here tomorrow!"

Click here to see the rest of Steve Begin's first interview as a Bruin.

12.29 p.m.
Practice is over. I'm going to try and talk to Mr. Begin.

11:52 a.m.
Johnny Boychuk has the first goal -- a breakaway goal vs. Rask. Begin scored on a snap shot shortly thereafter.

11:47 a.m.
A quick head count sees Bitz, Begin, Wideman, Lucic, Marchand, Rask, Boychuk, Dalton, Courchaine, Marquardt and Bodnarchuk.

It looks like they might do a 3/4 ice scrimmage.

Andrew Ference has hair!

11:36 a.m.
Dennis Wideman was the first guy on. Steve Begin was the second. Byron Bitz was third.

After several years of watching Begin drive Boston Bruins players a little nuts, it's good to see him in Black & Gold.

11:26 a.m.
The ice is getting cleared for the regular "informal" practice. It's expected that quite a few Boston Bruins players will be attending, including, perhaps, the first appearance of Steve Begin.

10:27 a.m.

Brad Marchand and Matt Marquardt are just two of the forwards who are providing the opposition for the Bruins goalies during Bob Essensa's goalie camp this morning.

Marco Sturm and David Krejci are also in the mix.

Morning Reading
Thomas won’t be doing splits in Bruins net this year (M. Grossi, Boston Globe)
The drive to win (M. Williams, Salem News)
Welcome back Tuukka Rask (M. Kalman, bruinsblog.net)
David Krejci on pace for October return (J. Beattie, NESN.com)
Ordinary athletes turned extraordinary broadcasters (M. Hurley, NESN.com)

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Krejci 80 19 50 39 69
P. Bergeron 80 30 32 38 62
J. Iginla 78 30 31 34 61
M. Lucic 80 24 35 30 59
B. Marchand 82 25 28 36 53
R. Smith 82 20 31 28 51
C. Soderberg 73 16 32 4 48
Z. Chara 77 17 23 25 40
T. Krug 79 14 26 18 40
L. Eriksson 61 10 27 14 37
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 36 15 6 .930 2.04
C. Johnson 17 4 3 .925 2.10
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