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Stars-Bruins Notes

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

The Stars recognized former Dallas forward Loui Eriksson on the scoreboard during a TV timeout in the first period of Thursday’s game, but Eriksson didn’t see it because someone else had his attention at the time.

“I missed it actually because we had to talk to the coach there during that intermission,” Eriksson said. “I didn’t see it but I heard it was nice. I heard the cheers and everything so it was nice to hear.”

Fiddler draws ire of Bruins

There were no fights in Thursday night’s game, but there were a few scrums. Stars center Vernon Fiddler was in the middle of a couple them, drawing the ire of Boston defensemen Zdeno Chara and Adam McQuaid late in the first period.

“Their D played tough,” said Fiddler. “We’ve got to try to get inside their net and their D has to try to protect it as they can. We’ve got to try to break it down. We tried to go the net as hard as we could and they didn’t like that. It’s the game within the game.”


*The Stars have lost seven straight games against the Eastern Conference and are now 6-10-1 vs. the East this season.

*The Stars are 2-4-1 in their last seven home games.

*The Bruins outshot the Stars 41-34 in the game. 35 of Boston’s shots came over the final two periods.

*Erik Cole led the Stars with 5 shots on goal.

*The Stars won 33 of 73 (45 percent) of faceoffs. Tyler Seguin won 10 of 14. Cody Eakin won 7 of 17. Rich Peverley won 5 of 11. Vernon Fiddler won 5 of 14.

*The Stars were 1-6 on the power play. They had 9 power play shots and gave up 5 shorthanded shots.

*The Stars were 3-4 on the penalty kill.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinErik Cole
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Shawn HorcoffRich PeverleyValeri Nichushkin
Ray WhitneyVernon FiddlerAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Brenden DillonJordie Benn
Kevin ConnautonSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Dustin Jeffrey

Injured: Aaron Rome (lower body), Stephane Robidas (leg)

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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