Game Recap: Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins | 02/19/2024

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The Dallas Stars began a four-game road trip on Monday against the Boston Bruins. The Stars lost 4-3 to the Bruins in a shootout at TD Garden. Dallas fell to 34-14-8, while Boston improved to 33-12-11. Bruins starting goalie Jeremy Swayman made a whopping 43 saves for a win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Sam Steel, Thomas Harley, Esa Lindell, Tyler Seguin, Mason Marchment, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 25 saves in a losing effort.

Despite losing four of their last five games, Boston’s depth scoring opened the first-period scoring. Jesper Boqvist fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 lead at 4:01 of the first period. Anthony Richard and Charlie McAvoy collected the assists on Boqvist’s second of the season.

The Stars tied the game at one apiece several minutes later. Wyatt Johnston tipped in a shot to tie the game 1-1 at 11:14 of the first period. Thomas Harley and Jamie Benn collected the assists on Johnston’s 18th of the season.

The Stars and Bruins were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period. Dallas outshot Boston 12-6 after 20 minutes.

The Stars opened the second-period scoring to take a one-goal lead. Ryan Suter fired a wrist shot into the Bruins’ net to give the Stars a 2-1 lead 1:04 into the second period. Roope Hintz collected the lone assist on Suter’s second of the season.

Just 28 seconds later, Boston tied the game at two apiece. Justin Brazeau scored his first NHL goal on a wrist shot in his NHL debut to tie the game 2-2 at 1:32 of the second period. Jesper Boqvist and Trent Frederic collected the assists on Brazeau’s first of the season.

The Stars and Bruins were tied 2-2 at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot Boston 32-15 through 40 minutes.

The Stars regained their lead, thanks to Esa Lindell. Lindell fired a wrist shot into the Bruins’ net to make it a 3-2 game at 10:44 of the third period. Lindell’s unassisted goal was his fifth of the season.

But the Bruins had the last word in regulation. David Pastrnak ripped a snap shot into the Stars’ net to tie the game 3-3 at 18:15 of the third period. Charlie McAvoy and Brad Marchand collected the assists on Pastrnak’s 35th of the season.

The game was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation. Dallas outshot Boston 44-27 after 60 minutes.

The game went into overtime, but neither team came through to score a game-winning goal. Dallas outshot Boston 46-28 after 65 minutes.

The game was decided by a shootout, which took nine rounds. The Stars’ lone shootout goal came from Jason Robertson, while the Bruins’ shootout goals were scored by Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy.

The Stars lost 4-3 to the Bruins in a shootout. As a result, Dallas settled for one point.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Jeremy Swayman (2.79 GAA and .935 SV%)
2. Charlie McAvoy (2 points: 2 assists)
3. Jesper Boqvist (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)

Cheers to 10
Tyler Seguin moved into sole possession of tenth all-time games played in franchise history on Monday.

Congratulations Are in Order
Miro Heiskanen celebrated the birth of his first child with his partner, Julia Taka-aho, on Sunday. As a result, Heiskanen was out for Monday’s game.

Injury Update
Matt Duchene was out for Monday’s game due to a lower-body injury.

Dallas to Cedar Park
The Dallas Stars loaned Matěj Blümel to the Texas Stars on Monday. As a result, Dallas recalled Alexander Petrovic and Derrick Pouliot from the Texas Stars.

Cedar Park to Dallas
The Dallas Stars recalled Matěj Blümel from the Texas Stars on Sunday. In addition, Evgenii Dadonov was placed on the Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR) retroactive to February 10.

Dallas to Boston
Stars goalie Jake Oettinger flew from Dallas to Boston on an Air Canada Jetz Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

Up Next
The Stars will play the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Central.

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Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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