Stars-Bruins Notes

Wednesday, 11.06.2013 / 12:14 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski

The reception for Tyler Seguin was chilly Tuesday night at TD Garden. There were some boos when he was introduced as a starter for the Dallas Stars, and there were boos at other times during the night. Seguin shrugged off the reception following the game.

“I have seen a lot of players come back here – you know popular athletes, which I was in this city,” said Seguin, who played three seasons in Boston. “I am sure that there are mixed feelings out there. I can only go out there and play hockey.”

Stars forward Rich Peverley, who was traded to Dallas along with Seguin in July, said Boston is a tough sports town and he wasn’t surprised there were some boos.

“No, I’m not surprised,” Peverley said. “This city’s proud of their teams, and they’re going to support their teams the best they can. And we’re on another team now, so that is what it is.”

Seguin has strong night in faceoff circle

Coach Lindy Ruff called out Tyler Seguin for his poor performance on faceoffs after Sunday’s game in Ottawa after the Stars center won just one of 14 draws.

On Tuesday, Seguin won 6 of 9 faceoffs and Ruff had nothing but praise for his 21-year-old center.

“Awesome. It is exactly what you want,” Ruff said. “I think he might have been one of the top guys tonight at 60-something percent. Some guys he was having trouble with, and (Jamie) Benn stepped in and did a nice job, the other guys he was able to handle. That’s exactly what I want. I want him to compete. If he’s having a tough time with someone, get thrown out or have Benn come in second. I thought all that was real good. The compete from those guys was awesome.”

Quotable: Stars forward Tyler Seguin on if he misses Boston

“I have been asked that question a few times today. If I got a contract or a trade to come back here or asked, I don’t think I would come back. I think in the end you want to play where you are wanted. I have great relationships with our coach and the GM here, and I know how much they want me. It feels good to play here. I guess that is all I want to say on that.”

Quotable: Rich Peverley on returning to Boston

“I think I was more nervous for this game than I was for any of the Stanley Cup Finals. It was emotional for me, but it was fun to be here.”

Quotable: Rich Peverley on not getting sucked into a physical battle with the Bruins

“I think we all know that they’ve got four or five legit heavyweights that can throw them really well. That’s not a battle we’re going to get into, because we don’t want to come out on the wrong side of that. I think if we play our game, we’ve got four lines that can skate well. I think it showed tonight.”

Notes

*The Stars have points in 6 of their last 7 games (4-1-2).

*The Stars are 3-2 in games that have been settled beyond regulation this season. They are 3-1 in shootouts and 0-1 in 4-on-4 overtime.

*The Stars are 4-2-0 vs. the Eastern Conference.

*Vernon Fiddler’s penalty shot goal was the first for the Stars since Loui Eriksson scored vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 3, 2010.

*Shots were 36-36 for the game.

*Vernon Fiddler, Valeri Nichushkin and Brenden Dillon each had 4 shots on goal for the Stars.

*Dallas won 31 of 61 (51 percent) of faceoffs in the game. Tyler Seguin won 6 of 9 draws on the night.

*The Stars were 0-3 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Erik Cole
Vernon FiddlerRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Shawn HorcoffRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Trevor Daley
Sergei Gonchar
Alex Goligoski
Jordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Lane MacDermid

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 DallasStars.com 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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 2 1 1 -1 2
C. Sceviour 2 1 1 0 2
A. Chiasson 2 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 2 1 0 0 1
R. Garbutt 2 1 0 1 1
S. Horcoff 2 0 1 1 1
T. Daley 2 0 1 -1 1
A. Goligoski 2 0 1 1 1
J. Benn 2 0 1 1 1
A. Roussel 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 0 2 0 .870 3.56
 
 
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