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NHL Game Summary - Boston at Dallas



(Friday, October 5th)

Final Score: Dallas 4, Boston 1

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Sergei Zubov and Brenden Morrow each notched a goal and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars past Boston, 4-1, in the season opener for the Bruins.

Marty Turco recorded 24 saves for the Stars, who kicked off their regular season on Wednesday with a 4-3 loss to Colorado.

"Everybody played hard tonight and we had a little more jump," Turco said.

Joel Lundqvist and Niklas Hagman also scored in the victory for Dallas while Matt Niskanen picked up a pair of assists, his first-career points in the NHL.

"We got four (goals) tonight, that would be great if that happened every night," Morrow said.

Patrice Bergeron scored for the Bruins, who played their first game under new head coach Claude Julien.

Manny Fernandez had a rough debut in a Boston uniform, allowing four goals on 18 shots. Fernandez was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild in the offseason.

With 4:41 left in the opening frame, Dallas took a 1-0 lead on Lundqvist's first goal of the season. From the left point, Niskanen fluttered a wrister and from in front, Lundqvist re-directed the puck over the glove of Fernandez.

Hagman's goal 2:41 into the second gave Dallas a two-goal lead. Hagman took a feed from Jussi Jokinen in front and tucked a backhander inside the right post and past the outstretched pad of Fernandez.

Morrow extended the Stars' lead to 3-0 at 8:49 of the second stanza. Zubov dashed into Boston's zone and fed a pass across to a streaking Morrow, who one-timed the feed into the top left corner of the net.

With 2:01 left in the second, the Bruins got on the board to make it 3-1. On the power play, Peter Schaefer controlled the puck at the right side of the crease and made a nifty backhand pass across to Bergeron, who tapped the puck home.

Dallas regained its three-goal lead with a power-play marker 3:39 into the third. From the left point, Zubov cranked a slap shot that beat a screened Fernandez through the pads.

Game Notes

The Stars have won their last six home openers...Dallas' Mike Modano picked up an assist and is now five points behind Phil Housley (1,232) for first place on the all-time points list among U.S. born players...Bergeron's goal was the 70th of his career...This was Boston's first visit to American Airlines Center since Oct 15, 2003.

10/05 23:56:30 ET


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