Jordan Caron contributed an assist on a goal by Chris Kelly in his season debut Saturday against Philadelphia.
The Bruins' third line, which has mostly featured Kelly and Rich Peverley, has had issues defensively and offensively this season, but Caron's presence appeared to stabilize it better. "I thought he had a real good game today, and so did they," coach Claude Julien said of Caron and his linemates after the contest. "Let's not overlook the fact that Caron didn't make that line all of a sudden be better. All three guys were really good today. I thought Pevs was skating well and was good. He was strong with the puck. So was Kells. That whole line was better today as a threesome." Caron played 13:45 and he added two penalty minutes, a hit and blocked shots.