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Bruins host Dallas Stars

The Bruins will be looking for their 9th win in their last 12 contests when they take the ice on Causeway Street for tonight's match-up with the Dallas Stars. The Stars come to Boston as losers in 3 of their last 4 games, but Dallas is still holding on to first place in the closely-contested Pacific Division.

This is the first and only meeting of the season between the Bruins and Stars. The two teams last played on October 16, 2009 in Dallas, a game which the Bruins won 3-0 behind a 27 save shutout performance by Tim Thomas and a 2-goal night from Marc Savard.

Stars Leading Goal Scorers

G A P +/- PIM
2010 - Brenden Morrow 21 13 34 1 45

G A P +/- PIM
2010 - Brad Richards 20 38 58 6 22

G A P +/- PIM
2010 - James Neal 20 17 37 11 58

Stars Goaltending

2010 - Kari Lehtonen 39 2320 22 12 101 2.61 1191 1090 .915 0

2010 - Andrew Raycroft 15 768 8 4 31 2.42 387 356 .920 2

Injury Report

Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc Savard concussion 01/23/2011

Dallas Stars Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mark Fistric other-illness 02/02/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Toby Petersen other-excused 01/05/2011
Tom Wandell shoulder 01/25/2011

Stars' Left Winger Jamie Benn is also considered questionable for tonight's game with a lower body injury.


- The winter storm that hit New England yesterday put a snare on the Bruins practice plans on Wednesday. The team decided to relocate their practice from Wilmington to TD Garden due to the road conditions and weather north of the city. However, a recent concert at The Garden meant that the ice of unavailable, so the team went through an off-ice workout.

- Marc Savard was scheduled to be evaluated by doctors in Boston, but due to the storm was not able to travel to Boston from his Ontario home.

- The Dallas Stars called up forwards Aaron Gagnon and Travis Morin from the Texas Stars on Monday.

- The Stars also called up forward Raymond Sawada from Texas on Wednesday after placing forward Tom Wandell (shoulder) on the IR.

- The Dallas Stars rank 6th in the league in fighting majors with 44,  just one behind the Bruins, who have 43 fighting majors on the season. Krys Barch leads the way for the Stars in the fighting department with 11 bouts this season.

- The puck drops around 7:00 PM ET (NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub).

- Public Skate open thread gets going at 6:30 PM ET.

- For more on the Dallas Stars and tonight's game, pop on over to Defending Big D.

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