Dickinson scores in OT to lift Stars over Bruins 1-0
DALLAS (AP) — Jason Dickinson buried a rebound 1:34 into overtime, Ben Bishop made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Friday night.
Dickinson and Mattias Janmark led a 2-on-1 against goalie Tuukka Rask. Janmark shot from the left side, and the rebound slid to Dickinson right in front. He lifted the puck in for his fourth of the season.
Rask made 36 saves in his return from a week-long leave of absence for a personal matter. The Bruins have not elaborated on the reason for Rask’s leave.
Bishop got his 26th career shutout. His biggest save came midway through the second, when he stopped Joakim Nordstrom’s deflection.
The Bruins had not ended regulation in a scoreless tie since April 12, 2012 — a 1-0 win to open a playoff series against Washington. Dallas hadn’t done it since March 26, 2009 in a 1-0 shootout loss to Los Angeles.
Both sides were dealing with injuries to defenseman, so Boston had two players make their NHL debut in Jakub Zboril and Connor Clifton, and the Stars had one in Gavin Bayreuther.
Dallas almost scored 49 seconds into the game. A tip-in by Tyler Pitlick went under and behind Rask, but defenseman Torey Krug moved the puck off the goal line with his stick.
Boston’s Brad Marchand had 16 of his 18 penalty minutes in the second period. He received a double minor for roughing in a fight with Radek Faksa at 7:45 and left the ice at 12:46 after drawing a slashing penalty and a misconduct.
NOTES: Marchand’s 18 penalty minutes were his highest total since he had 19 in Boston’s season opener at Washington. ... There were so many players unavailable for Dallas that injured C Devin Shore was the only scratch. ... The Bruins have six injured defensemen after Zdeno Chara (knee) and John Moore (lower body) were hurt Wednesday at Colorado. ... Ian Kinsler of the World Series-champion Boston Red Sox dropped a ceremonial puck before the game. Kinsler spent his first eight seasons with the Texas Rangers.
Blue Jackets: Saturday at Arizona for the third game of a four-game trip.
Stars: Visit the Islanders on Sunday for the first of three games in four days on the road.
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