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Check-in time for Begin

Ex-Canadien has a lot Julien likes

Tuukka Rask (31 saves) denies the Rangers’ Matt Maccarone in the Bruins’ 2-1 exhibition win. Tuukka Rask (31 saves) denies the Rangers’ Matt Maccarone in the Bruins’ 2-1 exhibition win. (Paul J. Bereswill/Associated Press)
By Fluto Shinzawa
Globe Staff / September 16, 2009

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Two seasons ago, the bleu-blanc-et-rouge wrecking ball known as Steve Begin regularly brought the hammer down on the Bruins. On March 22, 2008, Begin broke a bone in Marc Savard’s back with a cross-check. Several weeks later, Begin and checking-line friends Bryan Smolinski and Tom Kostopoulos combined, in Shawn Thornton’s estimation, to serve as Montreal’s best threesome ... (Full article: 1121 words)

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