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07:05 AM ET 06.16 | The description of Dave Lewis, heard at every turn on the NHL carousel, was the following: Good guy. But good coach, given his firing yesterday afternoon after only one season behind the Bruins' bench, wasn't as common. "Yeah, surprised me," said Lewis last night. Lewis espoused a defense-first style that leaned more toward caution than aggressiveness. The Bruins played a system with an emphasis on dump-ins rather than offensive creativity and heavy forechecking. While rookie Phil Kessel, playing center and wing, blossomed into a solid pro, there was a drop-off in the play of several key contributors.

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