Stars beat Bruins thanks to short-handed scoring

Boston, MA ( – Trevor Daley scored the game winner while
shorthanded late in the second period and Erik Cole added an empty-net score
as Dallas claimed a 5-3 decision over Boston at TD Garden.

Jamie Benn tallied twice and Vernon Fiddler contributed an early marker for
the Stars, who were coming off an overtime victory against the Rangers on
Sunday which ended a three-game slide.

Kari Lehtonen backed his offense with a 41-save effort.

David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and Dougie Hamilton lit the lamp for the
Bruins, who hadn’t lost to Dallas in regulation at home since 2001.

Niklas Svedberg allowed three goals on 10 shots in the first period. Despite
sitting on the bench after starting 11 straight, Tuukka Rask was called upon
in relief, but suffered the loss after giving up Daley’s strike on 21 chances.