Bruins Brawl Leaves Dallas Seeing Stars

Bruins outslug Stars for 6-3 victory

      BOSTON (AP) – Patrice Bergeron had two goals and an assist to
lift the Boston Bruins to a fight-filled 6-3 victory over the
Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
      In the first 4 seconds of the game, there were three separate
fights.
      Stars agitator Steve Ott bloodied Gregory Campbell one second
after the puck was dropped. That was followed by Boston's Shawn
Thornton pounding Stars forward Krys Barch one second later. And
then Boston's Adam McQuaid was fighting Brian Sutherby 4 seconds in
as the crowd roared with approval.
      Mark Recchi added three assists and Tuukka Rask made 30 saves
and won for the third time since Dec. 9. Boston won for the sixth
time in its past eight games.
      An energized Bruins team raced to a 2-0 lead in the first 1:20
courtesy of goals by Milan Lucic and Bergeron beating backup Stars
goalie Andrew Raycroft. Raycroft was promptly removed after
allowing goals on the only two shots he faced. He was replaced by
Kari Lehtonen.
      
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