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BRUINS OPEN WITH A BANG; NORDIQUES SHOT DOWN, 9-3
Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Boston, Mass.
Author: Francis Rosa Globe Staff
Date: Oct 7, 1983
Start Page: 1
Section: SPORTS
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The ones taking the curtain calls were: Ray Bourque, two goals, two assists and a tireless end-to-end night of hockey; Craig MacTavish, two goals and the hope that he yet may be "the 30-goal scorer we think he is," according to [Gerry Cheevers]; goalie Pete Peeters, as solid as he was last season; Mike Milbury and Terry O'Reilly, showing virtually no effects from the repairs done to their knees between seasons; new defenseman Guy Lapointe and Jim Schoenfeld, "fitting in like molded gloves," as Cheevers put it; Markwart, 18, looking very much at home in the NHL.

The Bruins took control of the game in the second period, getting three goals and limiting Quebec to only five shots. The scorers were [Steve Kasper] and MacTavish, who each had two goals. Kasper's goal came on a soft pass that O'Reilly threaded past defenseman John Van Boxmeer, with Kasper going to the top of the net with his shot "because the goalie went down and there was no place else to go."

The Bruins added four more in the third period, Tom Fergus, Rick Middleton, O'Reilly and Peter McNab scoring. Fergus took a diagonal pass from Lapointe and zipped the puck into the goal from the right circle. Middleton pulled the puck back and away from [Clint Malarchuk] and slipped it into the open netfrom low in the right circle. O'Reilly took a Luc Dufour rebound off the boards at the right post and backhanded it into the goal, and McNab's was a slot shot on the power play.

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