Tyler Seguin tallied his third goal of the year in his last outing against the Winnipeg Jets. That goal was the first of the night for the Bruins as they defeated the Jets 3-2. The Bruins have always had a great skill set, but a few defensive breakdowns and just some plain bad luck have caused two losses in regulation and two in overtime. So, when #19 was on the ice and heard that his first goal had been called under review, he was bracing himself for it to be overturned.
Seguin got a chance to talk with CSNNE and he was asked if he thought that shot from Chara was going to come off the boards. “100 percent,” said Seguin. “The only thing I was thinking on the bench is that it’s not going to count because of a high stick or something. When it happened I was battling with a guy and I put my stick out with my eyes shut, so I wasn’t exactly sure what happened. “Even though it’s a tip that’s not usually my game, I’ll take it. Obviously when you’re not scoring and producing the guys see that you’re getting frustrated. The message I got over and over was to keep battling and to maybe take my grit up another level and my compete level up. That’s what I tried to do tonight.”
He wasn’t the only one. Chris Bourque, who earned an assist on Brad Marchand‘s eventual game winning goal in the third period also played the best game of his Boston career. He was a linesman not just trying to score, or trying to play two way hockey… he was everywhere the Bruins needed him to be. Daniel Paille, who scored a very similar tip to Seguin’s (although this one came off the wrist of Johnny Boychuk) played probably his best game as well. The team has always had a great skill set. It’s has made them perennial Cup contenders since Claude Julien took over as head coach.
It’s just nice to see the Bruins get a little help from the hockey