In my Boston Bruins VS Dallas Stars Keys to the game feature I discussed a few keys that would be essential to the Dallas Stars getting a win. Dallas delivered in a great majority of these areas.
It all started when Loui Eriksson scored a power play goal in the first period. Dallas is one of the NHL’s worst teams when capitalizing on the power play. The Dallas Stars rank 21st out of 30 teams on the power play.
Dallas would keep a 1-0 lead for a good 8 minutes. Seconds later Tyler Seguin would score his 15th goal of the year. Seguin’s goal would tie the game up at one.
Trevor Daley would give Dallas the go ahead goal. This goal would put Dallas up 2 to 1 in the first period.
Late in the first period Dallas struck again with another power play goal. Michael Ryder, a former Boston Bruin scored a backhanded goal on a power play. Ryder’s goal would put Dallas up 3 to 1 after the first period.
The Dallas Stars outshot the Boston Bruins 12 to 5 in the first period. Dallas also led Boston 3 to 1 in the first period. Dallas Stars fans had a great indication that their team would triumph on New Years Eve with the early lead.
Both teams played better defensively in the second period. Tom Wandell would score on a slap shot to put the Dallas Stars up 4 to 1. At this point you knew Dallas would win with a 4 to 1 lead entering the 3rd period.
Dallas got a huge win against one of the NHL’s better teams. This win over the Boston Bruins could carry over if Dallas wins on Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings.