Hockey returned to its Causeway Street roots Sunday, the Bruins finally lugging sticks and logging shifts amid a season nearly rendered a “DNP” (did not play) by the third lockout in NHL history. The real stuff begins Saturday when the Rangers come to town, but by the looks of Practice No. 1, much of what we’ll see on Opening Night will look very familiar.
“You’re going to see pretty much what you’ve seen before,’’ noted general manager Peter Chiarelli, who greeted the media in a morning news conference. “You’re going to see a good team.’’