Stars 3, Bruins 2 (SO)
BOSTON -- Former Boston centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley, traded to Dallas during the offseason, both scored in a shootout to give the Stars a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night.
The Stars tied the game on Vernon Fiddler's penalty-shot goal with 2:34 remaining. Then, after a scoreless five minutes of overtime, Seguin and Peverley, who won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011, beat goaltender Tuukka Rask on second and fourth shots of the four-round shootout.
At the other end, Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen turned aside 3 of 4 Bruins attempts, with only center Patrice Bergeron scoring.
The loss was the Bruins fourth in their last five games.
Bruins Left winger Milan Lucic put the Bruins ahead 2-1 with a tip-in with 8:21 left in the third period with his team-leading seventh goal of the season. Fiddler, who had been roughed up by the home team throughout the night, broke through the defense and was hooked by defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for the penalty shot. He converted, beating Rask with a backhand shot after a nifty move.
It was the first game between the teams since they made a major deal in the offseason. They meet again in Dallas on Jan. 16.
The Bruins traded Seguin and Peverley in the deal that brought left winger Loui Eriksson and right winger Reilly Smith to Boston.
Smith set up defenseman Torey Krug's fifth goal to tie the game after center Jamie Benn scored his fifth goal of the season for Dallas.
Rask, like Lehtonen, turned aside 34 shots.
The Bruins piled up an early 15-1 shots advantage, but the game was tied at 1 the first period. Benn walked in from the right side and snapped a shot past Rask 3:38 into the game. Boston answered when Smith fed Krug, the leading goal scorer among defensemen in the league, alone in front.
Through two periods, the Bruins failed to cash in on four power plays, while the Stars were 0-for-1.
NOTES: The Bruins welcomed C Tyler Seguin and C Rich Peverley back with a first-period video tribute. Seguin heard boos whenever he touched the puck. ... Along with LW Loui Eriksson, the Bruins also got D Johnny Boychuk back after he missed a game with an undisclosed injury. ... Peverley, a winger also takes faceoffs. Bruins coach Claude Julien said, "I'm not going to hide the fact that we miss Rich for that reason." ... The Stars practiced at TD Garden on Monday, with Seguin saying, "It's a little weird pulling into the city. It's definitely a little awkward, I guess you could say." ... Dallas coach Lindy Ruff on Seguin's faceoff woes (1-for-14 in Ottawa on Sunday): "The compete on that has to be a lot stronger; scratch your nose on the ice if you have to. You're going to have to get low, you're going to have to get stronger, you're going to have to get kicked out a few times. It's a form of competing. ... Get mad." Naturally, Seguin beat Bruins C Patrice Bergeron on the game's opening draw. ... The Bruins' homestand continues with a visit by their former G Tim Thomas, and the Florida Panthers (Thomas has been hurt). The Stars end their three-game road trip in Detroit on Thursday night.