Game Night: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars

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Fight Club

The last time these two teams met, Gregory Campbell exacted revenge on Steve Ott for a hit he put on Campbell back when he played for the Florida Panthers.  By the end of the game the Bruins had beat the pulp out of the Stars, physically and on the scoreboard, winning 6-3 and knocking out Adam Burish and Krys Barch with long-term injuries.

Peverley Returns

Rich Peverley should be back tonight after missing the last 2 games with an undisclosed injury.  That most likely means Zach Hamill gets the boot upstairs to the press box.

Michael Ryder

It will be interesting to see how Ryder plays against his old team.  He was usually very good when the B’s played the Canadiens, but that was a different situation altogether, as he was in the doghouse during much of his last year in Montreal.

Injury Report

With Peverley back, the Bruins should be completely healthy.  Dallas on the other hand is dealing with some injuries.  Kari Lehtonen just returned last game from a groin injury.  Meanwhile the Stars are without Sheldon Souray, Brendan Morrow, and Stephane Robidas with various injuries.

Across Enemy Lines

Take trip over to Blackout Dallas for the Dallas Stars point of view.

Prediction

This could be the game the Bruins stumble and lose.  With the new year approaching and a 3 day layoff before facing the New Jersey Devils, Boston could sleep through this one.  On the other hand, after their performance against the Coyotes, Claude Julien is probably knocking their confidence down a few notches and reminding them how they got to where they are.

My guess: Dallas 4 Boston 3

Check back in after the game for a complete recap of the action.

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stats courtesy of NHL.com
info courtesy of Yahoo Sports
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Topics: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Michael Ryder, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, Tim Thomas, Vancouver Canucks

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