Win or lose on Saturday night, 2011 was going to be a good year for the Bruins. It just would have been nice to go out on the high note of an eighth straight win.

Things didn't turn out that way thanks to the efforts of the Dallas Stars, led by Trevor Daley's goal and two assists. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is breaking out the science of stars to explain this one, and he's awarding Daley the "Supernova Spoiler" player of the game award.

But we'll stick with the star talk and remind you the Bruins' future remains bright heading into 2012.

Who is your "Supernova Spoiler" player of the game?

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