Walpole Native Scores First Bruins Goal in Home Opener
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The Boston Bruins routed their way to a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators Monday afternoon.
Patrice Bergeron recorded a hat trick, David Pastrnak scored twice, and Walpole native Chris Wagner tallied his first ever goal as a Boston Bruin on home ice.
“It’s kinda surreal. It hasn’t set in yet,” Wagner said. “I didn’t really see it go in either, I was kinda surprised. We work on that high tip in practice a lot, so it’s nice it paid off in a game.”
Wagner found himself on the fourth line with Sean Kuraly and Noel Acciari after sitting last game out.
“Me and Noely kind of have it from our younger days,” Wagner said when referring to the building chemistry on his line. “I was looking forward to playing with Sean—kind of a similar player. I saw their success last year and was happy to fit in with them. I thought we had a pretty solid game together.”
The Bruins picked up Wagner as free agent back in July. He spent last season with the Anaheim Ducks before being traded to the New York Islanders.