The Dallas Stars fought back to a 2-2 tie before two goals on deflections within 40 seconds put the Boston Bruins en route to a 6-3 win in Dallas. Stars captain Jamie Benn got into a fight 2 seconds into the game.
The Dallas Stars began to look to the future days before next week’s trade deadline, sending forward Patrick Eaves to contending Anaheim for a conditional draft pick. Eaves has a career-high 21 goals this season.
The Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets are deadlocked in playoff-berth desperation with 54 points each in the NHL Western Conference race. Dallas plays at Winnipeg on Tuesday in their fifth matchup of the season.