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Dickinson scores in OT to lift Stars over Bruins 1-0

November 17, 2018
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Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) defends against Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop was as much a cheerleader as a goalie for Dallas in a scoreless overtime game.

“It’s like, ‘C’mon, let’s score, guys,’” he said.

Jason Dickinson obliged, burying a rebound 1:34 into overtime to preserve Bishop’s 23-save shutout and lift the Stars over 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.

“I recognized that it was a 2-on-1 and I went to open up for (Janmark),” Dickinson said. “I noticed that he was shooting, and I figured I’d go to the side that he was shooting on because there might be a rebound.

“To be able to cap that off with an overtime winner from me, it feels really good.”

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.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy wasn’t blaming Rask.

“Overtime hasn’t been our friend,” Cassidy said. “We don’t manage the puck. We give up odd-man rushes. We don’t deserve to win. Listen, you’ve got to defend when you don’t have the puck.”

Dallas won 1-0 in overtime or a shootout for the first time in franchise history. The Stars hadn’t been in a scoreless overtime game since a 1-0 shootout loss to Los Angeles on March 26, 2009.

The Bruins had not ended regulation in a scoreless tie since April 12, 2012 — a 1-0 win to open a first-round playoff series against Washington.

Bishop got his 26th career shutout. His biggest save came midway through the second, when he stopped Joakim Nordstrom’s deflection.

Coach Jim Montgomery has been impressed with Dallas goalies Bishop and Anton Khudobin.

“It’s a luxury,” he said. “It’s been the most consistent and the best part of our game. What a gritty effort”

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.

“Obviously missing some bodies in the defense,” Rask said. “Everybody battled. We played a solid game and resulted in one point.

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.

“There were some fights out there, and guys sticking up for each other,” Bishop said. “They’re not all Picassos. This one was a little different.”

Faksa’s line held the Bruins’ top line of Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak to six shots on goal.

Dallas pressured Rask with 13 shots in the third period and six more in overtime.

NOTES: Bergeron left the game in the third period with an upper-body injury. Cassidy said the center would be evaluated Saturday, but he doesn’t expect Bergeron to play Saturday night. ... Marchand’s 18 penalty minutes were his highest total since he had 19 in Boston’s season opener at Washington. The Bruins totaled 33 penalty minutes, and the Stars had 19. ... 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.

UP NEXT

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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