Last Skate of the Day, January 16th, 2014


Jan 16, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) defends against Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the first period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Dallas, Boston Bruins. We thought you should know that every thing that gets past Kari Lehtonen will be held under review tonight. Oddly enough, that was the case tonight. Four goals got passed the Stars goaltender, and all four were put under scrutiny. While the Gregory Campbell goal was overturned, the other three held up, and an empty netter by Patrice Bergeron sealed the deal for the Black and Gold as they got back to their winning ways with a 4-2 victory. Here is how the Boston Bruins saw it go down. (Boston Bruins)

For those few of  you out there hoping for a Tyler Seguin inspired Dallas win, sorry you are disappointed. Here is how it looked from a Dallas perspective. Sadly it’s all stats and statistics. (Dallas Stars)

Reilly Smith and Loui Eriksson got their first chance to play in Dallas since the big trade last July. While Loui Eriksson lamented on returning to the only other team he played for, Bruins breakout star Reilly Smith declared this game strictly a buisness trip. Both players put in a solid game tonight, and here is what else they had to say about coming back to the D/FW Metroplex. (CSNNE)

The Olympic break is just a few weeks away, and as members of the Bruins prepare to compete for their home country. The Bruins’ captain Zdeno Chara was awarded the honor of carrying his country’s flag (Slovakia) in the Olympic starting ceremony. While he’ll miss two games for the Black and Gold, attending a ceremony of that magnitude is a total no-brainer. (Causeway Crowd)

Steven Stamkos is back on the ice folks. While his practices are restricted to playing no-contact in the last few minutes or skating by himself, that he’s there in itself is amazing. I was there when Stamkos went down at the TD Garden. The talk was the injury was season ending, if not career killing. It’s been an outstanding recovery by a player that no one in the NHL has anything bad to say about. (NESN)