The hub of hockey will be taking a look at the top 10 Bruins regular season games of 2010-11, followed by the top ten playoff games of the 2010-11 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Today we take a look at No. 2: February 3, 2011, Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins.
During the 2008-2009 season, Dallas traveled north to Boston, got beat, and got beat up. The teams combined for 146 penalty minutes, seven misconducts, and seven fighting majors.
Three fights in the first four seconds, nine combined goals, and 89 combined penalty minutes set up one entertaining second round at the TD Garden.
One second after puck-drop, Steve Ott and Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves. A second after the ensuing faceoff Shawn Thornton and Krystofer Barch decided they wanted to join in on the fun. Play lasted for two seconds after the third faceoff in two seconds when Adam McQuaid and Brian Sutherby completed the first period fight hat trick.
Milan Lucic decided a goal would be fun when he put the Bruins up 1-0 35 seconds into the game sending an already fired up Garden crowd into a frenzy.
Almost a minute later Patrice Bergeron would find the back of the net giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
Needing to shift momentum in their favor, Stars forward Adam Burish decided to drop the gloves with Andrew Ference, bad decision. The fight continued to help the Bruins as Bergeron scored again, and Thornton added one for himself sending the Bruins into the first intermission with a 4-0 lead.
The Stars scored the lone second period goal on a tally from Karlis Skrastins. Down three, Brendon Morrow, and Brad Richards would score within the first 3:33 of the third period to cut the Bruins lead to one.
Two minutes later Tyler Seguin would score on a strange goal, and Brad Marchand would seal the deal for the Bruins with an empty net goal.
Tuukka Rask picked up the win for the Bruins with 30 saves. Andrew Raycroft was pulled after allowing two goals on the only two shots he saw.
Bruins Goal Scorers: Lucic, Bergeron-2, Thornton, Seguin, Marchand
Stars Goal Scorers: Skrastins, Morrow, Richards
It was the first time there was six fighting majors in the first four seconds since March 22, 1996 when Buffalo and Montreal did the same.
Bruins forward Daniel Pallie was hit with a game misconduct after a hit to the head of Stars forward Raymond Sawada.
Stars defensemen Stephane Robidas finished the game a minus-4