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Kessel on return: "It felt pretty good"

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Despite the score, the Bruins defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Devils did feature one very positive story -- the return of Phil Kessel.

"I’m obviously a little tired at some points, but it felt pretty good for getting back for the first game," said Kessel."Obviously you got to get your legs back under you and try to get your wind, but I felt all right."

The Bruins forward had two assists on the evening and played almost 20-minutes. His return, coupled with the recent return of Milan Lucic, reunited the "Lucic - Savard - Kessel" line and the trio's reanimation brought immediate results.

"Yeah, we felt great as a unit," said Savard. "It’s almost like we were excited to see each other again and the three of us played well all night.

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