NHL Notebook: Brian Gionta shines in Boston, Bruins continue cool hat-trick tradition & more

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Since his arrival in Boston, Brian Gionta has two goals and four assists for six points in five games. Not bad for the 39-year-old veteran forward, especially given the fact that he “retired” prior to the season and didn’t play until he captained Team USA at the Winter Olympics.

“Looks like he hasn’t missed any time,” said Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. “I don’t know how you do that at this level, any professional hockey level, not being rusty. He’s done a great job.”