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BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins season was only eight minutes old when forward Chris Kelly skated in alone toward Tampa Bay goalie Anders Lindback on a short-handed rush. A stick in the gut prevented him from getting off a clean drive, but it earned him the first penalty shot of his career. He converted, and Patrice Bergeron also scored a short-handed goal on Thursday night as the Bruins opened the defence of their Eastern Conference championship with a 3-1 victory over the Lightning. "Not in a million years did I think it was our power play that would let us down," Lightning captain Martin St. Louis said. "We were slow-reacting, and stubborn." It was the first time in NHL history that a team scored its first goal of the season on a penalty shot, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Lightning went 0-for-5 on the power play, failing to score on a pair of 5-on-3 advantages, while allowing the two short-handed goals. On the night before the Red Sox open their AL playoff series against the Rays, Boston got an early jump on Tampa Bay thanks in part to 32 saves by Tuukka Rask. The Bruins took the lead after Kelly was hooked from behind by defenceman Mark Barberio on a breakaway; on the penalty shot, he faked to his left and then moved right before backhanding the puck past Lindback. "I tried that move in practice, but Tuukka doesnt move," said Kelly, who had never been awarded a penalty shot in juniors or any other level, either. "It goes into his pads, and its deflating." Boston killed a 5-on-3 power play in the first period and another in the third, getting help from a phantom interference call that left them just one man down. Bergeron wove his way through the middle of the ice and took a shot that hit Lindback and rolled into the net to make it 3-1. Boston reached the Stanley Cup finals last season for the second time in three years, losing to Chicago in six games when the Blackhawks scored the go-ahead and game-winning goals in a span of 17 seconds in the third period of the clincher. "Last year was a good year, not a great year," Kelly said. "Its in the past. But I thought everybody fit in well tonight." Lindback stopped 22 shots for the Lightning. St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, who were Nos. 1-2 in scoring in the NHL last season, didnt register a point. "We cant be a well-oiled machine every night," Stamkos said. Milan Lucic also scored for Boston. David Krejci, who was a game-time decision with back spasms, had the teams only assist. The Bruins were outshot 15-6 in the first, oddly getting half of their scoring chances while they were two men down midway through the period. It was 1-0 midway through the second when Eric Brewer beat Daniel Paille at the blue line and then another Bruin below the right circle before passing the puck across to Valtteri Filppula for the goal. Krejci did most of the work along the boards before sending a pass into the middle for Lucic, who gave Boston a 2-1 lead with 1 minute left in the second. NOTES: Boston announced during the game that defenceman Dennis Seidenberg signed a four-year contract extension. ... The Bruins went 6-1 in the exhibition season. ... Bruins F Carl Soderberg missed the game with an ankle injury.... Including the 2011 East finals, Boston has won eight straight over Tampa Bay at home. ... The Bruins wished the Red Sox good luck on the scoreboard, drawing a big cheer. Discount Air Max 90 Australia . Chris Heisey followed with a two-run triple and Billy Hamilton added an RBI double, all but sealing Cincinnatis fourth straight victory and seventh in eight games. 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He was marvelous in his last start on July 12 versus Baltimore, as he scattered four hits and struck out nine batters over 7 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win. Green, who will be making his Bronx debut tonight, is also the first Yankees pitcher to work at least six innings and allow four hits or fewer in each of his first two Major League starts "It was awesome, for sure," said Greene. "It means a lot. It means a lot that I got the opportunity, and it means a lot that I can come up here and help the team win." New York, meanwhile, came out of the break with an impressive three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds to pull within three games of the first-place Orioles in the American League East. The Yanks had lost five in a row before the Reds series. "I think its everyone involved," manager Joe Girardi said. "Its a team effort, because theres gonna be days where pitchers struggle a little bit. They pick them up offensively, so I think its everyyone.dddddddddddd Its gonna take everyone in that clubhouse to play better at home." Texas, meanwhile, continues to sputter and is a miserable 4-24 since June 17 and has dropped 10 of 11 after a series loss in Toronto over the weekend. The Rangers are 20 games below .500 for the first time since finishing the 2003 season 71-91. "Im not upset with the way were playing," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "Those guys put us in a position to be able to win some ballgames. Weve just got to pitch better." Hoping to reverse their fortunes tonight the Rangers will turn to righty Miles Mikolas, who has not enjoyed the same type of success Green has since being recalled on July 1. Mikolas lost to the Los Angeles Angels on July 12, as he allowed five runs (4 earned) and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings to fall to 0-2 to go along with a 10.05 ERA. He had given up just a run in five innings before yielding four runs in the sixth inning. "He had 68 pitches going into the sixth inning; he was throwing well," Washington said. "I pull him out right there, what do I have to do? Get four more innings out of my bullpen? No, hes got to figure out a way to get through that." These clubs are meeting for the first time since the Rangers won four of seven encounters a season ago. ' ' '

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