BOSTON — The Bruins kicked off season No. 100 with a 3-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night from TD Garden.

The Bruins moved to 1-0-0 while the Blackhawks fell to 1-1-0.

You can check out the box score here.

The Bruins played aggressively offensively in the season opener to create opportunities against the Blackhawks.

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After allowing an early goal to high-profile rookie Connor Bedard, Trent Frederic created traffic in front of the net to tip in an equalizing goal and the first Boston score of the season.

One period later, the Bruins moved well in transition as Milan Lucic found David Pastrnak on a two-on-one chance to take the lead.

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Boston kept the pressure on throughout the night, holding a 34-21 advantage over Chicago in shots.

— Pastrnak followed up his 61-goal campaign a season ago with his first of the 2023 season off of an assist from Milan Lucic to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead. The 27-year-old added an empty net goal with under a minute to play.

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— Trent Frederic netted Boston’s first goal of the season on a redirected tip from a Brandon Carlo shot in the first period.

— Linus Ullmark held strong in net, stopping 20 of 21 shots against the Blackhawks as the reigning Vezina Trophy winner.

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Frederic entered the evening at +410 to score a goal, per FanDuel Sportsbook. With his game-tying score in the first period, a $100 bet cashed for $410 in a $510 payout.

The Bruins return to action on Saturday to host the Nashville Predators at TD Garden. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET. You can catch the game, plus an hour of pregame coverage, on NESN.

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