Dallas Stars right wing Michael Ryder will see some familiar faces on Saturday when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to the American Airlines Center.
Signed to a two-year, $7 million deal in the offseason, Ryder had a sensational postseason for the Bruins during their Stanley Cup run in the spring.
Ryder, who leads the Stars with 14 goals this season, collected eight goals and nine assists during the playoffs.
“I still know guys on the team and what we went through last year was a big thing,” Ryder said. “It’s almost January now and I’m part of this team here. It’s just another hockey game (but) there’s definitely going to be a little bit of emotion involved there."
Boston (24-9-1) enters the contest on seven-game winning streak, while Dallas (20-15-1) has dropped three of its last four.