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Bruins 5, Stars 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM
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Bruins 5, Stars 1
Dallas Stars 1, Boston Bruins 5
BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - Marco Sturm scored two goals and Patrice Bergeron added a goal and a great defensive play to help the Boston Bruins beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Saturday night.

There were 146 penalty minutes assessed on the two teams, including 77 against Boston in the physical contest. Referees Chris Rooney and Don VanMassenhoven levied seven misconducts.

Bruins rookie Blake Wheeler dug the puck out of the corner and fed Sturm in the left faceoff circle and he fired a one-timer past Dallas goalie Marty Turco 2:41 into the first period to give Boston a 1-0 lead. It was Wheeler's first NHL assist.

Dallas winger Sean Avery wristed a long shot from the right wing that appeared to catch Bruins goalie Tim Thomas by surprise 7:55 into the first period to tie it.

The Stars withstood a four-minute Bruins power play in the first period as Boston defenceman Dennis Wideman missed an open net, and Turco made an acrobatic save on Stephane Yelle all alone in front of the net with 21 seconds left.

Bergeron stole the puck from Dallas winger Brenden Morrow behind the net and then stuffed it past Turco to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead in the second period.

Boston scored three times in a wild, fight-filled third period. Avery went at it with the Bruins' Andrew Ference, followed by a bout between Shawn Thornton and the Stars' Krystopher Barch. The fighting was capped by a major brawl with eight minutes left that involved several players from both teams.

"I think they did a great job on the penalty kill and survived that period and came out in the third period and finished the job," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "Had we lost our cool, it could have gone the other way."

Bergeron took the puck off Loui Eriksson's stick to prevent the Stars from scoring the tying goal in the third period and the Bruins then put it away. Phil Kessel took a pass off the boards from Marc Savard and fired a shot through Turco's pads for his seventh goal of the season to make it 3-1 and Boston's Mark Stuart followed with a wrister in the slot off a pass from Stephane Yelle.

"We had good opportunities (in the second period)," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "Then we make one mistake the whole period and it's in our net."

Sturm scored his second of the night on a power play off passes from P.J. Axelsson and Michael Ryder to make it 5-1.

Thomas made 35 saves, including 21 in a second period in which he held the Stars scoreless despite a series of power plays.
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Dallas 1 0 0-1

Boston 1 1 3-5

First Period-1, Boston, Sturm 2 (Wheeler, Krejci), 2:41. 2, Dallas, Avery 2, 7:55.

Second Period-3, Boston, Bergeron 3, 1:52.

Third Period-4, Boston, Kessel 7 (Savard, Ference), 4:07. 5, Boston, Stuart 1 (Yelle, Wheeler), 11:05. 6, Boston, Sturm 3 (Axelsson, Ryder), 14:17 (pp).

Shots on Goal-Dallas 10-21-5-36. Boston 10-5-10-25.

Goalies-Dallas, Turco. Boston, Thomas. A-14,576 (17,565). T-2:46.

By the Associated Press

scoring summary
1st Period
02:41
BOS
Marco Sturm (2) ASST: Blake Wheeler (1), David Krejci (4)
1 - 0 BOS
07:55
DAL
Sean Avery (2) ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:52
BOS
Patrice Bergeron (3) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
04:07
BOS
Phil Kessel (7) ASST: Marc Savard (10), Andrew Ference (5)
3 - 1 BOS
11:05
BOS
Mark Stuart (1) ASST: Stephane Yelle (1), Blake Wheeler (2)
4 - 1 BOS
14:17
BOS
PPG - Marco Sturm (3) ASST: P.J. Axelsson (5), Michael Ryder (6)
5 - 1 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
08:51
BOS
Aaron Ward  Holding against  Brenden Morrow
10:52
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Hooking against  Patrice Bergeron
10:52
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Unsportsmanlike conduct
16:26
DAL
Sean Avery  Hooking against  Mark Stuart
2nd Period
00:57
BOS
Shawn Thornton  Roughing against  Steve Ott
00:57
BOS
Shawn Thornton  Roughing against  Steve Ott
01:29
DAL
Steve Ott  Hooking against  Stephane Yelle
05:22
DAL
Steve Ott  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Shane Hnidy
05:22
DAL
Sean Avery  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Milan Lucic
05:22
BOS
Shane Hnidy  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Sean Avery
05:22
BOS
Milan Lucic  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Steve Ott
06:51
DAL
James Neal  Interference on goalkeeper against  Tim Thomas
06:51
BOS
Blake Wheeler  Hooking against  James Neal
08:30
BOS
Michael Ryder  Roughing against  Loui Eriksson
15:50
BOS
Andrew Ference  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
17:06
BOS
Dennis Wideman  Slashing against  Brenden Morrow
3rd Period
04:54
DAL
Sean Avery  Fighting (maj) against  Andrew Ference
04:54
DAL
Steve Ott  Holding against  Andrew Ference
04:54
BOS
Andrew Ference  Fighting (maj) against  Sean Avery
07:02
BOS
Milan Lucic  Roughing against  Steve Ott
07:02
DAL
Marty Turco  Interference against  David Krejci
07:02
DAL
Steve Ott  Roughing against  Milan Lucic
09:31
DAL
Krys Barch  Fighting (maj) against  Shawn Thornton
09:31
BOS
Shawn Thornton  Fighting (maj) against  Krys Barch
11:37
BOS
Mark Stuart  Misconduct (10 min)
11:37
DAL
Steve Ott  Misconduct (10 min)
11:44
BOS
Shane Hnidy  Misconduct (10 min) against  Matt Niskanen
11:44
BOS
Marc Savard  Misconduct (10 min) against  Sean Avery
11:44
BOS
Marc Savard  Roughing against  Sean Avery
11:44
DAL
Matt Niskanen  Misconduct (10 min) against  Shane Hnidy
11:44
DAL
Sean Avery  Misconduct (10 min) against  Marc Savard
11:44
DAL
Sean Avery  Boarding against  Marc Savard
11:44
DAL
Matt Niskanen  Fighting (maj) against  Shane Hnidy
11:44
BOS
Milan Lucic  Misconduct (10 min)
11:44
BOS
Shane Hnidy  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Niskanen
12:50
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Hooking against  Andrew Ference
goalie stats
Marty Turco
SA: 25TOI: 59:30
Saves: 20EV: 15 - 19
PIM: 2PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .800SH: 0 - 0
Tim Thomas
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .972SH: 4 - 4