Rask shines in return but Bruins fall in overtime to Stars
Tonight the Bruins visited the Dallas Stars and it was a good goalie duel which went to overtime where the Stars would win it 1-0. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask came back from his personal leave of absence and had a strong game in net for the Bruins.
Game recap video
There was no scoring in the first, second and third periods.
In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron got hit into the boards by Stars Radek Faksa and it looked like he could have hit his head against the boards, and even possibly hurt his shoulder.
Later in the third period, Bergeron would confront Faksa in a big scrum but Faksa wanted nothing to do with Bergeron. In that same scrum, Stars Roman Polak started throwing punches at Bruins Torey Krug who didn’t drop his gloves. Stay classy Polak.
In overtime, at 1:34, Stars Jason Dickinson scored, giving the Stars a 1-0 win.
Dropping the gloves
There was one fight in this game as in the third period, Bruins Connor Clifton, playing in his first NHL game, dropped the gloves with Stars Jason Spezza, after Spezza slashed, cross-checked and even glove-punched Clifton. You can watch the Clifton vs Spezza fight video here.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 4-4-1 with a 2.78 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.
The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 16-12. The Stars led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, in shots 37-23 and hits 33-23. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-4.
Joakim Nordstrom led the Bruins with 5 shots. Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly and Connor Clifton all led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Anders Bjork and Jeremy Lauzon led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.
Zdeno Chara (left MCL injury, will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks), John Moore (lower body) and Chris Wagner were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Stars goalie Ben Bishop
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Stars Jason Dickinson
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-6-3 with 23 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow Thursday, when they visit the Arizona Coyotes, at 8pm ET.