Dallas Stars (6-6-2) at Boston Bruins (8-5-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Bruins -186 / Dallas Stars +169 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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It was a huge blockbuster trade that sent a young kid with plenty of upside to Dallas for a veteran expected to be just what the Bruins needed. Louis Eriksson hasn't gotten off to the start that he would have wanted with the Bruins but he might return to the lineup on Tuesday against the player he was traded for after suffering a concussion a few weeks ago. Eriksson wasn't producing the way he was expected to before the injury but he's a player with so much talent that it's just a matter of time as long as he can stay healthy. Head injuries are always a dicey thing but he seems to have recovered quickly here. Seguin got off to a quick start for the Stars but Dallas still is going to struggle to make the post season in the Western Conference. They're off to a formidable start thus far and Kari Lehtonen gives them a chance to win every night but games like these on Tuesday are going to be the ones that do them in if they can't find a way to start winning them. There are too many good teams in the league these days that you can't get into the post season without winning some games against a few of them. Dallas hasn't proven to be capable of doing that but they might want to start with this one and have Seguin lead the way.