Despite goals by Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin, and a 9-6 shots advantage in the third period, the Bruins weren’t able to rally out of a three-goal hole Saturday night in Dallas.
Boston’s 4-2 loss to the Stars snapped their seven-game winning streak.
Nonetheless, the Bruins were 1-1-0 last week and still stand just one point back of the New York Rangers for first place in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand. It wasn’t Boston’s best week, but certainly it wasn’t anything to panic about.
There were only three players worthy of a shot at Bruin of the Week after a lackluster win at Phoenix and the loss to Dallas. Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was among those three, with a game-winning overtime goal against the Coyotes and an assist in Dallas. Maybe his only blemish on the week was a delay-of-game penalty that led to a 5-on-3 Stars goal. He was plus-3 with four shots on net in the two games, while he was also credited with three blocked shots and two hits.
Center David Krejci assisted on both of Boston’s goals in Dallas and scored his own goal against Phoenix. However, he lost eight of nine draws against the Stars after a solid 8-for-13 showing in the desert. Krejci was plus-2 on the week with four shots on goal.
In his lone start of the week, goaltender Tuukka Rask stayed hot with a 21-save performance in the 2-1 overtime win at Phoenix. Rask had pitched shutouts his previous two outings, so allowing a goal could be looked at as a drop-off. But he earned Boston’s lone win of the week.
So I ask you readers of TheBruinsBlog.net:
Who should be the Bruin of the Week?
- Tuukka Rask (52%, 44 Votes)
- Dennis Seidenberg (25%, 21 Votes)
- David Krejci (24%, 20 Votes)
Total Voters: 85