Seguin Sinks The Bruins In Overtime

Published January 15, 2018 at 4:06 PM

The Boston Bruins point streak has been extended to 13 straight games, but unfortunately they left an extra point on the ice in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday afternoon.

The Bruins had a bit of trouble with the early puck drop today as they were getting beat up and down the ice by the Stars.  Anton Khudobin was the best player on the ice as the Stars had 12 of the first 14 shots of the game and he needed to make a handful of big saves early to keep the visitors off the scoreboard.

The home team found their legs and pacing and stared to even off the play with a pair of power plays in the second half of the opening period, but they were unable to cash in on either man advantage. As good as Khudobin was early in the first, Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen had to be just as good late to send the game to the intermission scoreless.

The Stars opened the scoring with their first shot on goal of the second period at the 3:49 mark.  Matt Grzelcyk coughed up the puck just inside his own blue line which lead to a rush headed in the other direction.  Remi Elie entered the zone with speed and found defenseman Stephen Johns at the left dot where he quickly fired a wrist shot over the glove hand of Khudobin.

Alexander Radulov doubled the Dallas lead at 8:15 of the second period off a set faceoff play.  Jamie Benn shot the puck on goal right off the draw and Charlie McAvoy did not pick up Radulov who was able to get to the rebound and flip a backhand shot over Khudobin uncontested.

Captain Zdeno Chara got the Bruins on the board and got the TD Garden rocking at 16:28 mark.  The fourth line forwards did their job by winning a board battle with Riley Nash getting the puck to Charlie McAvoy, who passed across to Chara in the left circle who fired one of his Hall of Fame slap shots past Lehtonen for his fourth goal of the year.

Ryan Spooner's fifth goal of the season tied the game at 11:21 of the third period with a one-time from the top of the right circle through a Jake Debrusk screen.  David Krejci and Grzelcyzk picked up the assists on the play.

Tyler Seguin came back to haunt the Bruins at the 2:59 mark of overtime to end the game.  The Stars had an extra attacker on the ice for about a minute due to a delayed cross-checking penalty on Grzelcyk.  It was Grezkcyk's over commitment on a pass to Seguin along the left boards that allowed him free to the center of the ice where he deked around both Spooner and David Pastrnak before getting Khudobin down and flipping the puck over him.

Today's game had plenty of back and forth action with both teams dictating play over long periods of time.  The Bruins going 0-for-4 on the power play ultimately cost them a win in regulation today against a backup goaltender making his first start in a month.

The Bruins will return to action Wednesday night when they host the Montreal Canadiens.  
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