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Stars’ Seguin, Fiddler get last laugh vs. Bruins

Nov 5, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

The spotlight might be on Tyler Seguin in Boston on Tuesday, but his Dallas Stars teammate Vernon Fiddler is stealing some of the show.

More precisely, his battles with Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg have. Earlier in tonight’s game, Seidenberg delivered a questionable hit on Fiddler (video will be added if available).

Fiddler didn’t get a chance to avenge the hit right away, as Johnny Boychuk answered instead. Instead, Fiddler, 33, drew a penalty shot trip from Seidenberg, 32, to get some revenge.

That goal eventually sent the game into OT and then a shootout, when booed returning star Seguin got theĀ last last laugh by scoring in the shootout.*

If these two teams were in the same conference, the Bruins and Stars would have serious rivalry potential.

* -OK, Rich Peverley tallied the winner, but at least he’s a former Bruin, too …

  1. madtolive5 - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.
    Peverly got thee shoot out winner.

  2. dboldave - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I expected Seguin to score in that shoot out but Peverly? I was shocked!

    I hate that Seguin was booed every time he touched the puck. I wasn’t his biggest fan while he was with the B’s but it’s not like he demanded to be traded. Lame.

    • madtolive5 - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Well according to James O’brien earlier that didn’t happen.
      The bruins and their fans mistreated kessel by not giving in to his contract demands.
      Which oddly enough, was to be with another team…

    • dropthepuckeh - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      So you are okay with him going out and partying during the playoffs and putting the team second to his busy social calendar? People boo-ed because he took things for granted in Boston and didn’t put in the effort that the Bruins and most of the fans expected. Seguin has a natural talent that could make him an elite player if he has the effort and commitment. While maybe he didn’t verbalize that he wanted to be traded he clearly told management to scr*w by continuing the off ice stuff after being spoken to many times. It is disappointing. I’m sure everyone on the Bruins wishes he had acted differently. It might be the trade that wakes him up to reality and makes him get serious about his job responsibilities. Not many jobs that pay $5m a year and tolerate that kind of foolishness.

      • cambee99 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        Keep reading the sub par media in this market! Haggerty story on te guard has been disproven! Both teammates and outside reporters have all said that it was a falsehood.

      • dboldave - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

        No, I don’t agree with how he acted while here and I wish he was more committed during the playoffs last year. I am not saying to cheer him but I still don’t see the need to boo him every time he has the puck. I think that should be reserved for the top offending d-bags. But hey, people here boo Adam Vinatieri so I shouldn’t be totally surprised.

  3. hockey412 - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:58 AM


  4. nhloon - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Good for Pevs, that’s all I have to say about that.

  5. amityvillefun - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    The fans booing Seguin and Peverly was really lame, and this is coming from a Boston fan. I can see letting Tyler have it once or twice, but every time he touched the puck? Maybe those watered down Jacobs beers are going to the fans’ brains too fast.

    Peverly didn’t deserved to be booed at all.

    Bruins compete level right now isn’t good at all. Quite a few of these recent games could have been won, but the Bruins couldn’t play hard enough to seal the deal. The Bruins usually find ways to win, but lately, they have been finding ways to lose.

    • dboldave - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      The first period was great and I expected to see them carry that tone throughout the rest of the game. They just seem to take the foot off of the pedal and they aren’t talented enough to be able to ease up at all if they expect to win.

      Another thing is they really need the 2nd and 3rd lines to start scoring. It doesn’t feel like either of those lines has developed good chemistry yet. It’s still early in the year but they need to turn it around.

    • gmanonthird - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Though the fans were booing him whenever he touched the puck, they cheered when the Garden showed pictures of both Seguin and Peverley holding the Stanley Cup. I think the jeers and boos were more playful gamesmanship than a deep rooted hatred for him.

      Personally, I liked Seguin for the majority of his 3 year stay with the Bruins. He had blazing fast speed and can put the puck in a spot the size of an index card. I’d always been a big fan of the more physical players, so I grew frustrated when Seguin would shy away from contact and avoided the dirty areas of the ice. I never expected him to play like a rookie Lucic, but expected him to have the same battle that Krejci does.

  6. dropthepuckeh - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Why are people so sensitive about the crowd boo-ing someone? It happens every game to a player in most Canadian cities. Surely Seguin has thick enough skin to handle that right? The kid did not live up to the hype and deserves to be boo-ed. He can do whatever he chooses in his free time but no one has questioned that he was partying too much during the season and playoffs. He made his bed and he has to sleep in it (unless he’s pulling an all nighter). It’s not like anyone wants him injured or something stupid – its harmless heckling. I cheered for Peverly whenever he had the puck and even when he was announced as the shooter in the shoot out. If Seguin had been half as committed as Peverly during their time on the B’s maybe he doesn’t get traded.

    • dboldave - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      Hey, I’m not upset about it or anything. I was just kind of surprised is all. And yes, Canadian cities boo players (Chara) but I think it’s lame.

  7. darksidecowboy - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    As a Stars fan, thank you Boston for Pevs and Seguin. We’ll make sure Seguin becomes the player that you envisioned when you drafted him 2nd overall. With Seguin, Jamie Benn, and Valeri Nichushkin we’ll have one of the top lines in the NHL for many, many years, again thank you!

    • amityvillefun - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      When you win a Cup with Seguin, then I’ll be impressed.

      • spitfisher - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:38 PM

        He’ll be on his 3rd team by that time……

  8. dewzer - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Like his game or not; one thing that is not debatable is that Seguin is aces in a shootout.

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