Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Seguin, Peverley and Stars beat Bruins in shootout

Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin skates during warmups
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 5: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars skates during warm ups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on November 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Former Bruins Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley came back to Boston on Tuesday night as members of the Dallas Stars to take on the Bruins. Loui Eriksson returned to the Bruins lineup, his first game since the concussion he sustained against the Sabres, to play against his former team as well.

Seguin and Peverley sure did make Bruins fans remember them, if somehow Bruins fans have forgotten what they did for the Bruins in the not-so-distant past, by scoring in the shootout to beat the Bruins. It must have felt good to score the goals to win the game against the team that traded you, especially for Seguin who was booed throughout the game, which I still have no idea why they were booing him. Those who booed Seguin, you do realize that he didn't ask to be traded, right?

Anyways, the game started well for the Bruins as they outplayed the Stars in the first period but as the game went on, the Stars came back and took advantage of Bruins mistakes to tie the game. It would eventually go to a shootout where, as I stated above, Seguin and Peverley scored the goals for the Stars to win the game 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars captain Jamie Benn scored, making it 1-0 Stars. Less than a minute later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, tipping the puck past goalie Kari Lehtonen off a beautiful pass from Reilly Smith.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Stars Vernon Fiddler was awarded a penalty shot and scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored; Stars Jamie Benn didn't score; Bruins Jarome Iginla didn't score; Stars Tyler Seguin scored; Bruins Loui Eriksson didn't score; Stars Alex Chiasson didn't score; Bruins David Krejci didn't score; and Stars Rich Peverley scored.

Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 5: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Boston Bruins watches the play against Tuukka Rask #40 of the Dallas Stars at the TD Garden on November 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 7-4-1 with a 1.74 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 36 shots on net. The Bruins led the game in hits 27-21. The Stars led the game in faceoff wins 31-30 and blocked shots 20-9. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were scratched. Loui Eriksson and Johnny Boychuk returned to the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-5-1 with 17 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Florida Panthers at 7pm ET. We may see Tim Thomas play for the Panthers. Will the Bruins fans cheer him or boo him?

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