Last night the St. Louis Blues handed the Dallas Stars a pretty good whoopin’ at Scottrade Center, erupting for six goals on just 25 shots and handing the Stars their second loss in a row.
But perhaps of more interest to Bruins fans was the spirited scrap between two players who formerly donned the Spoked ‘B’ (though not at the same time), Rich Peverley and Vladimir Sobotka. At the 11:27 mark of the first period, with the Blues ahead just 2-1 at this point, Peverley appeared to take exception to a high shove from Sobotka as the two chased a loose puck, giving him a pretty solid two handed slash as play continued. The slash got Sobotka’s attention quickly, and madness ensued:
For about 57 minutes of last night’s game between the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars it appeared, despite yet another up-and-down effort, that the Bruins would be able to hold on to take two points and kick off their five game home-stand on the right foot. Unfortunately for the Black and Gold (even though they should know by now), hockey is a 60 minute game. Consistent with the types of blunders that have plagued Boston all season, a bad line change and a lack of defensive awareness allowed Stars forward Vernon Fiddler to sneak in on a breakaway with under three minutes remaining, and though his attempt was foiled a penalty shot was awarded after a scrambling Dennis Seidenberg hauled him down. The Stars veteran would convert his attempt to tie the game at 2-2, and then in fitting fashion former Bruins Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley scored in the shootout to earn the extra point for Dallas and send the Bruins away with their fourth loss in five games.
Bromance Rekindled, Hide Your Daughters
Obviously tomorrow night’s game at TD Garden between the Bruins and Dallas Stars is as much about Tyler Seguin’s return as it is about two teams that are playing average hockey and struggling for wins, there’s no getting around that. The now 21-year-old seems to be making a fresh start and is putting up big points with his new team after an offseason trade to the Lone Star State, while his former partner in shenanigans is off to one of his worst starts as a professional and could be on the verge of watching from the press box. So while we’ll all enjoy a few good laughs and perhaps some regrets for a few of you when it comes to Seguin, Marchand and the Bruins have plenty to worry about in their own locker room at this point, and that should be the focus when they hit the ice tomorrow night.
With the clock ticking down past the one week mark ahead of the April 3rd NHL trade deadline, the rumors surrounding potential trade targets for the Boston Bruins continue to run hot. The biggest name is obviously Calgary’s Jarome Iginla, who is all but guaranteed to be in a different uniform come next Wednesday. While Iginla seems to currently be the prime target, there have been numerous other names popping up this week (and today) as well, including Edmonton defenseman and Boston native Ryan Whitney.
The Bruins also announced they’ve recalled defenseman Torey Krug from Providence, just to keep things interesting.
After falling behind 2-0 after the first 20 minutes of play, the Boston Bruins rallied back with three unanswered goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon at TD Garden to earn their sixth straight win and temporarily leap frog the Montreal Canadiens for first place in the Northeast Division (the Canadiens take on the Penguins tonight). Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand had the goals for the B’s, and Anton Khudobin stopped 20 of 22 shots to earn the victory.