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Even with growing pains, Anders Bjork solidifying himself as potential top-six weapon for Bruins

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On a night where Anders Bjork very well could have snapped a few twigs in frustration, the 22-year-old winger took the high road and focused on the positives.

Bjork came thiiiiiis close to breaking a secondary-scoring slump that has haunted the Bruins for over two weeks — with the last five-on-five goal from a B’s forward not named Bergeron, Marchand or Pastrnak coming off the stick of Joakim Nordstrom back on Oct. 20.

On Monday night against Dallas, Bjork appeared to tally his second goal of the season in the closing minutes of the second frame, tucking a loose puck past Anton Khudobin for the go-ahead score — a gritty goal from a young skater more lauded for his wheels.

And even though the goal was waved off — with the refs whistling the play dead seconds earlier after believing that Khudobin corralled the initial shot off a point blast from Torey Krug — the sum of Bjork’s efforts were easy to discern following the eventual 2-1 win.