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The Boston Bruins are in 4th place in the Atlantic Division

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Tanner Hume
Connector Staff

The Bruins had a rough week once again, and fans fear a slump is underway. With the All-Star game approaching, all but one Bruin will be watching from home, veteran Patrice Bergeron But without further delay, here is the Bruins Weekly Recap.

On Sunday, the Bruins took on the Dallas Stars in Texas in what can be described as a beatdown on the bear. In the first period, the Stars opened the scoring on the back of former Bruin Tyler Seguin who tipped in a shot from the blue line making it 1-0 Dallas. Later in the period, forward Alexander Radulov put one in the back of the net for a 2-0 Stars lead heading into the intermission.

In the second period, another tip-in, this time by Luke Glendening, made it 3-0 Dallas. Just over a minute later, captain Jamie Benn tucked one home and extended the Stars’ lead to 4-0.

In the third period, the Stars continued laying the smackdown on Boston, with Roope Hintz adding another goal bringing the score to 5-0. Finally, the Bruins answered back with a goal of their own from Craig Smith, making it 5-1. With a little over a minute to go,  Seguin put the icing on the cake with another goal giving the Stars a 6-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. A tough loss on the road indeed.

After their defeat  it was back to Boston for a first-time matchup against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday at the Garden. The Bruins needed a win to maintain distance with the third place Toronto, and they could do it here as long as they beat the Kraken.

First period, all was quiet, and no goals were scored by either side.

Halfway through the Second period, Bruin David Pastrnak opened the scoring to make it a 1-0 lead for the Black and Gold. A few minutes later, Taylor Hall joined the party and put one home to extend the Bruins lead to 2-0.

In the third period, the Kraken overtook Boston with a pair of goals. The first one came from Joonas Donskoi within the first minute of the period. The second by Mason Appleton seven and a half minutes in.

But the Bruins would not go down quietly. Pastrnak put one through again making it a Bruins a 3-2 lead. The Black and Gold held on through the remainder of the game, and took this contest 3-2. Heading into the break, the Bruins got a much-needed 2 points, and it paid off.

The Bruins are currently sitting in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, holding the second Wild Card spot for the playoffs, with a record of 26-14-3 for 55 points. They are trailing the third place Toronto Maple Leafs by six points. But now, except for Bergeron who is headed to the All-Star Game, the Bruins can rest and re-group for another week ahead.





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