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Turn up the volume: B’s ready for new season

The last time the Bruins played a game that mattered, Carolina’s Scott Walker [1] was dancing in the West end of the TD Bank Garden following his game-winning OT goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

On Thursday night, the Black and Gold go about the business of trying to put that memory further in the past when they take on another team that was also eliminated in the same round of last spring’s Stanley Cup [2] playoffs.

The Washington Captials, featuring Alex Ovechkin [3], Alexander Semin and defenseman Mike Green [4], come calling in the 2009-10 season opener

We present the following audio morsels to get you ready and in the mood for the occasion.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said he is naturally excited for Thursday night [5].

Julien happy to see hockey fever back in the hub [6].

Julien said it will be tougher to get to the top of the Eastern standings as they did last year as the No. 1 seed [7].

Tim Thomas will be the starter on Thursday night in goal but Julien said Tuukka Rask has earned the No. 2 spot [8].

Captain Zdeno Chara on opening with the talented Capitals [9].

Michael Ryder said the team is ready to go [10].

Blake Wheeler said it will be fun for the fans to see the Bruins open against the Capitals [11].

Wheeler said the Bruins have to be concerned about themselves first, not the Capitals on opening night [12].