*Lone Star Bruins is a series discussing Bruins/Stars history and more, leading up to the big game in Dallas on February 20th.*
With no posts in a while, I have decided to countdown the days till my annual NHL game, Bruins at Stars, in a fun way.
I will be writing 7 posts in 7 days.
These seven posts, part of a series called “Lone Star Bruins”, are featuring the history and stats between these two teams. These posts are going to be relatively short compared to my other ones, as I am in school and work, and I don’t have a full day to write. These two teams are by far, my favorite ones to watch, which makes me more and more excited to go to the game every year.
Today, to kick off, I wanted to start off simple and easy. I will be comparing last season for both of these teams. By simple and easy, I mean this post is most likely the LEAST exciting out of the seven posts I have planned.
The season series between these two teams was split, with one team winning each. Each team won their respective away games.
For the Boston Bruins,
We ended our season on a disappointing note. We finished the 2014-15 season with a 41-27-14 record, and finished one point away from the playoffs. After not making the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons, we changed the face of the organization by trading Hamilton, Lucic, and Soderberg, and added new faces in Hayes and Beleskey. These new acquisitions and faces have made a great deal of change for the team.
In last years meet up against the Stars in Dallas, Loui Eriksson scored two goals in a 3-1 victory. Brad Marchand was serving a two game suspension for this game, and also found a gecko and named it “Segs Junior” while in Dallas.
For the Dallas Stars,
that trophy is so huge next to him… (Credit: Sports Day Dallas)
Even though they had a Art Ross Trophy winner in Jamie Benn, that didn’t solve their problems. They also ended their season on a disappointing note with a 41-31-16 record and not making the playoffs. During the offseason, GM Jim Nill made a splash in getting rid of Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt, and adding Patrick Sharp, Antti Niemi, and Johnny Oduya. With this, the Stars have been major contenders for the Stanley Cup in the Central Division.
In last years meet up against the Bruins at home, Vernon Fiddler scored the lone Dallas goal, and Kari Lehtonen gave up three goals, in route to a 3-1 loss. The crowd was still happy, however, as most of the crowd at the game was made up of Bruins fans. 🙂
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