The Boston Bruins played the Dallas Stars for the second, (and last), time Saturday night and it was sure one to watch.
Coming into the game, Boston had already lost a game to the Stars, back on November 3rd, by a score of 5-3. Former Bruin Tyler Seguin scored a hat-trick in that game, but in this game, Seguin was kept off the scoreboard completely.
It is hard to describe how the first period went. The scoring began 12 minutes into the game, as ex- Edmonton Oiler Ales Hemsky netted his 9th on the year to get the scoring started. Almost 3 minutes after that, Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season of the first time in his career to tie the game at one a piece.
Next, a quick two goals that required review gave Dallas a 3-1 lead. All it took was 44 seconds. The goals came from Antoine Roussel and Patrick Sharp. Shots ended in the first frame at 13-12 BOS.
The Bruins came into the middle period, needing two goals to tie. About 3 minutes into the period, Adam McQuaid fought Antoine Roussel which seemingly sparking the Bruins roster. After that, it was a run-away hockey game for the Dallas Stars. Starting with Brad Marchand again. His 30th of the year tied it up once again.
Not long after that goal, Kevan Miller netted just his 4th of the season, to give Boston their first lead of the game.
And then, another one. This one by Loui Eriksson off a rebound with less than a minute to go in the second frame.
Shots after the second period, were 16-8 in Boston’s favour.
The frustration began to show in the Dallas Stars, with an early penalty that transferred to a David Krejci goal just about four minutes into the final period.
The rest of the period was Dallas trying to make a comeback, but, late in the game, Patrice Bergeron passed the rubber to Brett Connolly for his 600th career point. Bergeron is the 9th Bruin to reach the 600 point plateau, the most recent being Ray Bourque in 1987.
The black and gold weren’t done there. On another Stars penalty, Matt Beleskey uses hard work in front of the net to get his 9th goal with only 43 seconds left in the hockey game.
Unfortunately, B’s d-man Torey Krug left the game with what appears to be an upper-body injury. There is no current word on Krug’s status, but we should hear some news shortly.