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As Bruins try to solve the puzzle at right wing, Karson Kuhlman makes a compelling case on the Coyle line

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Just one glance at the box score from Tuesday night should have many Bruins fans feeling as though all is right with the world. 

After two games in which a stagnant B’s offense only lit the lamp three times, Boston’s high-powered scoring machine finally revved up — exploding for four unanswered goals in what was a 4-3 road victory over the Golden Knights. 

Boston’s tried-and-true weapons did most of the heavy lifting, once again. A top-line trio of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak once again tilted the ice in their favor — tallying three goals against Marc-André Fleury while racking up seven total points in the scoring barrage. 

On the power play, Boston cashed in on one of its three chances on the man advantage, compiling 12 shot attempts and five total shots on goal in 5:20 of 5v4 ice time, including one snipe from Marchand at 18:58 in the first stanza.

It was an encouraging result from the now 3-0-0 Bruins, but one that, all things considered, should be expected from one of the top forward lines in the league and a power-play unit that operated at a 32.4% clip during the 2019 playoffs. 

What wasn’t expected, however, were the results generated further down the lineup on Tuesday night, especially at the club’s well-established Achilles' heel — at right wing.