Jason Dickinson continued his stretch of strong play on Friday night scoring the game-winning goal in overtime helping the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0. Ben Bishop made 23 saves and got the shutout while Mattias Janmark got the assist on Dickinson’s game-winning goal. Oddly, the 1-0 overtime win was the first in franchise history.
Both teams came into the game hurting with regulars out on both sides including John Klingberg, Devin Shore, Stephen Johns, and Marc Methot all out of the Dallas lineup.
After scoring five points in seven games this season for the Texas Stars of the AHL, defenseman Gavin Bayreuther made his NHL debut last night for the big club. He was noticeable moving the puck with confidence finishing with a line of one shot, two penalty minutes, three blocked shots, and over 14 minutes of playing time, including two minutes and 35 seconds of power play time.
The two points on Friday were vital as the Stars have one of the most difficult weeks of the season ahead. Dallas will play three games in four nights before Thanksgiving and then play a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. The long week begins Sunday against the New York Islanders.
Brian Roe is the founder and lead writer of The Roe Report. He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more. Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.