Tyler Seguin shouldn’t have had anything to hang his head about after a stunningly-good performance against the Penguins on Sunday afternoon.
The 21-year-old scored Boston’s only goal of the game, led the Bruins with five shots on net and led all Bruins forwards with 20:31 of ice time -- the first time in recent memory that Seguin has logged more time than Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci or Brad Marchand.
It was clear in his very first shift of the game that Seguin had good skating legs despite playing his third game in the last four days, and he helped carry his line on a day when Bergeron and Marchand were a little more ordinary than normal.
For most of the tilt it looked like somebody had a video game controller and was wearing out the turbo button whenever No. 19 had the puck on his stick.
The goal was a thing of beauty: Johnny Boychuk's shot from the right point bounced off a Pittsburgh defender battling with Patrice Bergeron in the front of the net and it deflected right over to Seguin waiting at the left circle.
Seguin unloaded before Vokoun recovered, and he had his 10th goal of the season, making him the second Bruins player this season behind Marchand to crack double digits in goals scored. The Bruins forward was part of a Boston offensive attack that Claude Julien was satisfied with given the circumstances surrounding the game, but everybody -- including Seguin -- felt that things could have been a little better defensively against a high-octane attack like Pittsburgh.
One too many breakdowns cost them in the game, even if Seguin wasn’t on the ice when they happened.
Bruins fall despite strong showing from Seguin
CSN New England | Mar 18