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Seguin's overtime goal lifts Stars over Bruins, 3-2

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Seguin's overtime goal lifts Stars over Bruins, 3-2

BOSTON – The Bruins didn’t do much to deserve to win on Monday afternoon, and lo and behold they didn’t when it was all said and done. 

The slow-starting B’s did enough to get it to overtime and make it 13 straight games with a point, but they eventually fell by a 3-2 overtime score to the Dallas Stars at TD Garden in an MLK Day matinee. Tyler Seguin got the game-winner with David Pastrnak, Matt Grzelcyk and Ryan Spooner stranded on the ice during 3-on-3 overtime during a delayed penalty call. Seguin knifed through the exhausted trio as they dove to try and stop him, and then faked out Anton Khudobin after he quickly went into a double-stacked pad save attempt. 

It was a sluggish start for the Bruins as they started off the game getting outshot by a 9-1 margin, and fell behind by a couple of goals to Dallas in the second period. Stephen Johns snapped a rocket past Anton Khudobin during a transition attack by the Stars, and then five minutes later Alex Radulov scored on the rebound of a Jamie Benn bid with Boston’s top line on the ice. 

Patrice Bergeron lost the draw and it was only the second even strength goal scored against the Brad Marchand-Bergeron-David Pastrnak Perfection Line this season. 

The Bruins fought back after that, however, getting awoken from their second period malaise by a Zdeno Chara bomb from the left point. Chara powered it past Kari Lehtonen to get the Black and Gold on the board, and to get things set up for a dramatic third period. In the final 20 minutes the Bruins got a goal from Ryan Spooner through a Jake DeBrusk screen to tie things up and force Boston into the extra session for the second game in a row. 

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Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while welcoming Marcus Smart back into the fold. Good contract for a guy that’s probably worth more to the Celtics than he would be to just about anybody else.

*It looks like Jaromir Jagr will play some hockey next season, but it also looks like it won’t be in the NHL for the surefire Hall of Famer.

*A list of the greatest NHL players to wear each jersey number with a good idea who the choices would be for No. 77 and No. 4…at the very least. This is a good companion piece to the list that we just put out for the best Bruins player to wear each jersey number that the team ever issued.

*The cyberbullying case between Melina Karlsson and Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend continues with more legal filings as both sides attempt to find out the truth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has an entertaining, wide-ranging Q&A session with PK Subban about any number of topics involving the Nashville D-man.

*Da Beauty League is once again getting into full swing in Minnesota for many familiar NHL players looking to stay in skating shape.

*For something completely different: The 2018 TV season hasn’t been good for new hit shows in their second season.

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