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Jordan Caron emerges in Bruins’ 3-1 win

Had things unfolded as planned, Jordan Caron would have spent opening night on the ninth floor of TD Garden alongside spare defenseman Matt Bartkowski, sampling the press box’s salt-lick popcorn.

A preseason ankle injury to Carl Soderberg, however, put Caron in uniform instead of a suit on Thursday against Tampa Bay. Caron should have been the Bruins’ extra forward. Instead, he was one of their best.

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