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    (statistics from last season)

     When, where: Thursday, 7 p.m., at TD Garden.

     TV, radio: NESN, WBZ-FM (98.5).

     Goals: Steven Stamkos 29, Martin St. Louis 17, Teddy Purcell 11.


     Assists: St. Louis 43, Stamkos 28, Purcell 25.

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     Goaltending: Anders Lindback (10-10-1, 2.90 GAA), Ben Bishop (3-4-1, 2.99).

     Head to head: This is the first of four meetings. The Bruins won all three games last season.

     Miscellany: On Tuesday, St. Louis was named the ninth captain in franchise history . . . Former Providence College defenseman Matt Taormina is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.