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Boston • Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley made the Bruins pay for trading them away.

The Dallas forwards scored in a shootout in their first game in Boston since the Stanley Cup finals to lift the Stars to a 3-2 win over the slumping Bruins on Tuesday night.

"I have to say it's a special game," Seguin said. "I knew where this was on the calendar. I knew my first time in Boston."

Bruins coach Claude Julien brushed off a question about whether the loss hurt more because Seguin and Peverley played such big roles.

"I don't care about that. Give it a break," he said. "I'm mad because we lost."

Capitals 6, Islanders 2 • Alex Ovechkin returned from a shoulder injury to score his 11th and 12th goals of the season, and host Washington rode a second-period flurry to a win over New York.

John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Alexander Urbom and rookie Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, which netted four power-play goals and has now won three straight and is above .500 for the first time this season (8-7).

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