Tommy Wingels. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Tommy Wingels couldn't have had a much better Bruins debut in last night's 4-3 overtime comeback against the Hurricanes.
"I'm really happy we got the win," Wingels said. "Any time you can contribute, come in with a new team and contribute with a goal and an assist, it feels great. I don't think I'm gonna do it every night, but there's different ways to be effective, and tonight I was effective by scoring, and we found a way to win."
He assisted on Riley Nash's late first-period goal, then evened the game at 3 in the second. Wingels finished with a plus-2 rating in his 15 minutes of ice.
Coach Bruce Cassidy, any thoughts?
"Very good," Cassidy said. "Lots of energy, physical, obviously contributed offensively. Played positionally well ... from bench level, it looked like he was just a smart, hard player."
Wingels knows Boston's a special place to play.
"Massachusetts sports fans in general are one-of-a-kind, and I mean that in a really positive way," he said. "Those are the kind of fans you want cheering you on--passionate fans that understand the game, know a lot about the game--and it's nice for once they're going to be cheering for me again, and not against me."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports