Bruins Optimistic On Media Day

      BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins are optimistic that their trip
to Europe will help them bond for the regular season.
      They planned to leave right after Wednesday night's exhibition
game against the Washington Capitals in Boston. The Bruins will
play two more exhibition games, in Belfast on Saturday and Prague
on Tuesday. Then they'll open the regular season in Prague with two
games against the Phoenix Coyotes on Oct. 9 and 10.
      Last season, the Bruins were eliminated in the Eastern
Conference semifinals after winning the first three games of the
seven-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers.
      Coach Claude Julien said Wednesday that should motivate them to
never let it happen again.
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