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The Daily: Bertuzzi Nets First Bruins Tally; Savage Joins Spartans

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Tyler Bertuzzi scored his first goal with the Boston Bruins (Photo by Associated Press)

Tyler Bertuzzi finally scored his first goal for the Boston Bruins. It came in a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday. He now has six points in 10 games and is +4.

He is playing a third line role for the Bruins and they are clearly happy with what Bertuzzi gives them. His teammates clearly like his personality. Remember this is a team that already has Brad Marchand.

Boston Hockey Now columnist Joe Haggerty calls  Bertuzzi “the right fit.” Based on playing style, Bertuzzi seems like he was born to be a Bruin.

Savage Changing Schools

Red Wings prospect Ryan Savage is staying in school, but it won’t be Miami. The Red Wings draft pick announced he’s transferring to Michigan State.

Savage hasn’t explained his decision, but Miami is coming off a difficult season. At this stage, the Spartans are a better team.

Savage is projected as a potential NHL role player, a third line center who can play a two-way game. He has a reputation as smart player, a leader, a hard-working athlete.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Simon Edvinsson couldn’t enjoy his first NHL goal because of the loss to the St. Louis Blues

Another edition of Nate Brown’s popular “Two Truths, and a Lie” column.

A behind-the-paywall story on the case for Edvinsson to play nine games for the Red Wings this season. (+)

Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (31-31-9) play Saturday at Philadelphia. The Red Wings have lost 11 out of their 14 games. They are 10th in the Connor Bedard Draft Lottery rankings.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Brad Marchand comes to the rescue of teammate Patrice Bergeron. You are not surprised. Boston Bruins.

Colorado: Jared Bednar excited to move forward with this Avalanche group. Colorado Avalanche.

Florida: Eric and Marc Staal declined to join teammates for warmups because they were wearing Pride Night jerseys. Florida Panthers.

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Montreal: Canadiens lose, but improve their draft lottery status.Montreal Canadiens. 

Philadelphia: Coach John Tortorella earns 700th win with Flyers’ triumph over Minnesota Wild. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Penguins feel like they should have gotten more than a point in a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars. Pittsburgh Penguins.