Carl Soderberg was dressed in his typically sharp attire as walked through the Bruins dressing room on his way out of Ristuccia Arena one day this week when a teammate heckled him on his way out. 



Bruins forward Shawn Thornton joined Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning and discussed the heartbreak of last season’s Stanley Cup finals, the optimism he has for this year and his relationship with Red Sox players.

Boston began the regular season 2-0 with a pair of victories at home last week. The Bruins beat the Lightning 3-1 last Thursday, then the Red Wings 4-1 last Saturday.

The Bruins spent the entire season – still tinkering with the personnel in the Stanley Cup finals, even – trying to ice a good third line last season. Two games into this campaign and one player short of what they had planned, the Bruins have a good third line. Go figure. 



The Bruins gave the Red Wings quite the welcome to the Eastern Conference Saturday, beating them 4-1 behind a strong showing on the power play by Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara.

Krug got the B’s on the board in the first period when he sent a slapshot past Jimmy Howard with Chara screening. Henrik Zetterberg tied it on a rebound from a Justin Abdelkader shot, while the Bruins got goals from Brad Marchand and Jordan Caron in the second period. Chara then scored his first goal of the year, taking a pass from Krug on the power play and beating Howard with a deke.

Carl Soderberg was once again absent as the Bruins practiced Friday in anticipation of the Red Wings. Soderberg has been out since last week with a left ankle injury.

Claude Julien said following the practice that the team isn’t sure when he’ll be back on the ice, but that it will be “soon.”

It wasn’t too long ago that Dennis Seidenberg was still an unsigned free agent looking for a job in training camp.  



Of all things, it was the Bruins’ penalty kill that led them past the Lightning in a 3-1 season-opening win Thursday at TD Garden.

The Bruins had a pair of shorthanded goals, one of which came in the first period on Chris Kelly’s first career penalty shot. Milan Lucic scored an even-strength goal in the second, with Patrice Bergeron picking up Boston’s second shorty of the night early in the third period.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Bruins have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year, $16 million extension. The deal reportedly includes a no-trade clause.

Seidenberg, 32, is in the final season of a four-year, $13 million contract signed following the 2009-10 season. Seidenberg had four goals and 13 assists in 46 games last season.

NESN commentator Andy Brickley joined Mut & Merloni on Thursday to discuss the Bruins’ new players and the team’s chances at another long playoff run this season.

Brickley said the team looks ready for another great season, despite only getting a 13-week offseason.

The Bruins will have their new alternate captain in the lineup for Thursday’s season opener against the Lightning, as David Krejci will be in the lineup after being questionable with back spasms.