Dallas Stars' Mattias Janmark (13) of Sweden skates back to the bench as Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, and Kevan Miller (86) celebrate a goal by Miller in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Bruins squash Stars, but Krug might be injured


The Boston Bruins generated an impressive win against the Dallas Stars. Unfortunately, that victory could be pretty costly.

Boston bombarded Dallas by a score of 7-3, leaving the Stars stumbling into a three-game losing streak.

Brad Marchand stood out among the many Bruins performers who enjoyed great nights, as No. 63 hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career thanks to his two goals (and added an assist for good measure). Patrice Bergeron also managed his 600th point in this win.

Zdeno Chara also quietly put together a brilliant game, apparently:

The Bruins might not get much of a chance to savor this, however, as Torey Krug may have been injured by a Jason Demers hit late in the game.

Boston seems that much more comfortably seated in playoff position, yet there’s no denying that this is a cause for concern.

Road warriors: Bruins work overtime to defeat Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Loui Eriksson scored 33 seconds into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Torey Krug and David Krejci assisted on the goal, which helped the Bruins earned their seventh win in their past eight road games.

Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.

Alexander Wennberg scored on a first-period penalty shot for the Blue Jackets.

Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves for Columbus.

Columbus opened the scoring on its first penalty shot of the season.

Wennberg, who was hooked in front of the net by defenseman Zdeno Chara, headed to the right of the net and backhanded the puck over the left shoulder of Rask for his sixth goal of the season at 9:54 of the first period

The Bruins tied it at 14:28 of the first period when Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones backhanded a puck in the Columbus zone, right onto the stick of Bergeron, who rejoined the Bruins after missing two games because of an injury.

Bergeron gloved the puck down and fired from the circle past Korpisalo for his 22nd goal of the season.

After being outshot 14-9 in the first period, the Blue Jackets were more aggressive in the second period, with 10 shots on goal compared with eight for the Bruins.

In his first game back after missing 18 games because of an injury, Adam McQuaid had a tripping penalty at 11:56 of the second period.

But it quickly became 4-on-4 when Scott Hartnell was called for high sticking at 12:06, but both goalies kept the game tied.

NOTES: The Blue Jackets activated goaltender Curtis McElhinney from injured reserve to back up Korpisalo. Anton Forsberg was demoted to AHL Lake Erie. … Eriksson scored the winner in his 700th NHL game. With his goal, Bergeron is just two points shy of 600 for his career.

Bergeron, McQuaid will be game-time decisions for Bruins

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37), Torey Krug (47) and Adam McQuaid (54) skate to the bench in front of Tampa Bay Lightning's Richard Panik (71), of Slovakia, and Tyler Johnson (9) after Bergeron's goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. The Bruins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Patrice Bergeron and Adam McQuaid are both “game-time decisions” for the Bruins tonight in Columbus.

About Bergeron (who’s missed the past two games with an ankle injury), Boston coach Claude Julien told the club’s website: “We’ve got to go through the medical staff first and see if he’s good, and No. 2, if there’s a risk attached to it, so we’ll make that decision here as we move along today.”

As for McQuaid (who’s been out with a concussion since Jan. 5), Julien said the big defenseman had a “minor, minor, minor setback” Monday, but “looks good today.”

The B’s would welcome either back, preferably both. Sunday in Detroit, the Bruins lost 6-5, marking the sixth time this season they’d surrendered six goals or more in a loss.


Boston has activated McQuaid off injured reserve and, to get down to the 23-man limit, assigned d-man Colin Miller to AHL Providence.

Miller was the only d-man on the roster that did not require waivers to be sent down.

Related: Bruins not the same without Bergeron

Wild Wild East: Datsyuk and the Wings outlast Bruins in a crazy 11-goal game


Some hockey fans like to complain about scoring being down, but someone forgot to tell the Red Wings and Bruins.

The two teams combined for 11 goals, including nine in the first two periods, in Detroit’s 6-5 win over Boston.

The Wings were led by their usual suspects, as Pavel Datsyuk (two goals, one assist) and Henrik Zetterberg (two goals, one assist) led the charge.

The Bruins appeared to be in control of the game early on.

Here’s your scoring breakdown:

Brad Marchand opened the scoring just eight seconds into the game (that’s a Bruins franchise record).

They jumped out to a 3-1 lead early in the first frame before the Wings started chipping away at the deficit.

Datsyuk cut the lead to 3-2 before the end of the first.

Just over three minutes after Darren Helm tied the game at three in the second period, Datsyuk completed the comeback.

Helm’s second goal of the period gave Detroit a 5-3 lead.

Just when you thought the Bruins were dead in the water, they woke up.

Boston got goals from two unlikely sources (Dennis Seidenberg, Joonas Kemppainen) to draw even in the third period.

But unlike the Bruins, the Wings wouldn’t let the Boston complete the comeback.

Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Danny DeKeyser combined forces to put the game away:

It’s a huge win for the Red Wings, who now move one point ahead of the Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division.


Marchand scores fastest goal in Bruins’ history; Datsyuk’s 900th point


It makes sense that a swift bit of history happened in a game in which three goals were scored scored on three shots in about three minutes.

Brad Marchand found the net eight seconds in after an icing call, setting a new record for the Boston Bruins.

(You can see that goal in the video above.)

Watch that three-goal burst in this video:

The two teams weren’t done then. Loui Eriksson made it 3-1 while Pavel Datsyuk scored his 900th point to make it 3-2.

Maybe the best moment wasn’t a goal: Torey Krug was seemingly hurt by a Pavel Datsyuk hit, yet he returned without missing much time.