Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Seguin's hat trick leads Stars over the Bruins

Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 3, 2015.
Yes the Dallas Stars beat the Bruins 5-3 last night and ex-Bruin Tyler Seguin had a hat trick against his former team, but the biggest (and saddest) news is that Bruins Chris Kelly went down early in the first period and had to be helped off the ice with an apparent leg/or knee injury. Later during the game, Bruins GM Don Sweeney made a statement, that Chris Kelly sustained a left femur fracture and was transported to Mass General Hospital. Kelly will be undergoing surgery Wednesday (today) and his expected recovery time is between six to eight months.

We hope the surgery goes good and Kelly is able to rehab and possibly re-join the Bruins this season/playoffs. Kelly is an unrestricted free agent after this season and with his price tag ($3M), I doubt the Bruins would bring him back unless it's for a lot less, considering the young players that they have in Providence. It would be sad if this was the last moment Kelly had while wearing the black and gold.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars Tyler Seguin scored, making it 1-0 Stars. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Stars Tyler Seguin scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Stars Jyrki Jokipakka scored, making it 3-2 Stars.

In the third period, Stars Tyler Seguin scored another power-play goal, getting the hat trick, making it 4-2 Stars. Later, Stars Alex Goligoski scored a power-play goal, making it 5-2 Stars. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 5-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 14 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 3-4-1 with a 3.51 GAA and a .876 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-19, hits 24-15 and faceoff wins 39-27. The Stars led the game in blocked shots 21-11. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Stars went 3-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Alex Khokhlachev played his first game of the season and had 1 shot in 14:02 of ice time.

David Pastrnak, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-4-1 with 13 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.

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