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Boston Bruins already eyeing redemption for Stanley Cup playoff shortcomings in the spring

  • Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) skates onto the ice during NHL hockey training camp in Wilmington, Mass., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) skates onto the ice during NHL hockey training camp in Wilmington, Mass., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • From left, Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, Patrice Bergeron, and left wing Brad Marchand chat as they wait for the ice to be cleared during NHL hockey training camp in Wilmington, Mass., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    From left, Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, Patrice Bergeron, and left wing Brad Marchand chat as they wait for the ice to be cleared during NHL hockey training camp in Wilmington, Mass., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban (70) keeps an eye on defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and center David Krejci (46) during a drill at NHL hockey training camp in Wilmington, Mass., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban (70) keeps an eye on defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and center David Krejci (46) during a drill at NHL hockey training camp in Wilmington, Mass., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

The Boston Bruins conducted their first on-ice training camp practices for the new season on Friday, and they're already thinking about redemption.

The Bruins want to atone for the way last season ended. They had the best record in the NHL during the regular season with 117 points, then fell short of the Stanley Cup by losing in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to the archrival Montreal Canadiens.

Forward Gregory Campbell did not skate, as expected, because of a core injury. Forward prospect Craig Cunningham also did not participate in either of the two practice sessions. Defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith remained unsigned and not in camp.