Posts tagged Tyler Seguin

Seguin, Peverley "Forever Linked" to Boston - Since the July 4 seven-player blockbuster trade with Dallas, the inevitable would happen, with Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley making their returns to Boston, as they are Tuesday night at TD Garden.

While the trade can be dissected any which way, the fact remains: Seguin and Peverley are now Dallas Stars, and the Bruins have integrated former Stars Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith easily into their lineup.

But for Seguin and Peverley, there will always be an attachment to Boston.

"Obviously my first year, being lucky enough to win the Stanley Cup there…there’s some tremendous memories here."

- Tyler Seguin

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Seguin's Learning Curve - When Daniel Paille netted the overtime winner for the Bruins in Game 2, Tyler Seguin's reaction was about as celebratory as if he'd scored himself.

He, of course, had sent the perfect feed over to Paille for the tally.

Seguin was happy the team had found a way to win - and happy he could find a way to contribute.

Following the game, Paille had said his new linemate was “on a mission.” Seguin followed up with another assist on Paille’s second straight winner in a 2-0 shutout of Chicago in Game 3.

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Seguin Takes Pride in Different Playoff Role, Bruins Buying In - At the end of the regular season, Tyler Seguin was third on the Bruins in points with 32. He found the back of the net 16 times and assisted on 16 goals. His plus-23 rating was tied for first on the team and seventh in the league.

In the playoffs, regular season stats don’t matter. But in this case, they frame the picture of a Bruins’ forward who wants to score, but just hasn’t been able to find the back of the net.

Heading into Game Four tonight at TD Garden, with the Bruins having the upper hand and the chance to close out their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Seguin has one goal and three assists in 15 playoff games.

The 21-year-old hadn’t produced a point in the playoffs until playing a big role in Patrice Bergeron's overtime winner in “The Comeback.”

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Everyone in here wears their jersey with so much pride and we do it for each other. We also know that we’re not playing for ourselves or only our teammates, we’re playing for the whole city. So I think everyone enjoys that feeling and thrives on it and I think it makes it a fun place to play.
Tyler Seguin, on the culture of the Boston Bruins

Seguin, Kelly Line Working to Build Chemistry

WILMINGTON, MATyler Seguin and Chris Kelly can feel it coming. Claude Julien can, too.

The line of Seguin, Kelly and Rich Peverley has had trouble getting on the board during the postseason, combining for just two goals and three assists. But Seguin’s tally in Game Four against the New York Rangers and a strong performance by the entire line in Game Five has everybody feeling much better about the state of the trio heading into the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Julien thinks that Seguin heating up and skating alongside Kelly and Peverley could rekindle some of the magic those two had with goal-scorer Michael Ryder during the Bruins’ run to the Stanley Cup two years ago.

“I think Richard can, offensively, have better numbers-there’s no doubt there-and so can Kells. They’ve shown that in the past,” said the B’s Head Coach, following his team’s practice at Ristuccia Arena on Wednesday morning.

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Seguin Notches First Goal of Playoffs in Loss – It had been 10 long and frustrating playoff games for Tyler Seguin. During that time, the winger had registered just one point – an assist on Patrice Bergeron’s series-winning goal in overtime of Game Seven against Toronto – but led the team with 39 shots on goal.

On Thursday night in Game Four against the New York Rangers, Seguin finally broke through with his first goal of the postseason in the Bruins’, 4-3, overtime loss.

With just under 12 minutes remaining in the third period, it looked like the snake-bitten Seguin would be denied again. The score tied at 2, and the Bruins on the power play, Dougie Hamilton threaded a pass through the slot and found a wide-open Seguin waiting back door. Seguin one-timed a shot towards the net, but Rangers’ goalie Henrik Lundqvist made a pad stop.

Lundqvist kicked out a rebound, however, and Seguin, following his shot, was there to knock it home to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. The goal, which looked like it would be the winner, was an even-strength tally, as the power play expired just one second prior to the puck crossing the goal line.

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Moving in the Right DirectionThe Bruins had been digging deep to get a win for Boston. In their past two games, they fell short. But on Sunday, they came out on top, shutting out the Panthers 3-0. Read the full postgame feature by clicking here.^CS

Moving in the Right Direction

The Bruins had been digging deep to get a win for Boston. In their past two games, they fell short. But on Sunday, they came out on top, shutting out the Panthers 3-0. Read the full postgame feature by clicking here.


Kelly Expected to Make Return vs Carolina; Seguin Shifts Back to Wing


BOSTON, MA - On Monday morning, the Bruins held an optional skate at TD Garden, prior to facing off against the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 pm (ET), with seven defensemen, 10 forwards and Anton Khudobin all hitting the ice.

Included in that group was center Chris Kelly, who has been skating with the team since April 4 in his recovering from a broken left tibia that has kept him out since March 11, and today he got the much awaited good news - that he was medically cleared. Following the skate, he said that he was feeling good and Coach Julien confirmed shortly thereafter that the centerman was expected to be back in the lineup tonight against Carolina.

"Obviously, when you’re out of the lineup for an extended period of time there’s going to be some getting used to," said Kelly. "Not rust, but I think you kind of take it for granted when you’re playing every day or every other day."

"I’m hoping that the transition won’t be too bad and come in and I’ll just play my game."

Coach Julien did say that the B’s expect Kelly to be in the lineup tonight, but cautioned that would be the case “unless something happens today and we find out something different.”

Nonetheless, Coach - like Kelly - is just looking for a simple game, as the center works his way back in.

"Just go out there and play his game. I don’t think we expect anything more out of any player when they come back," said Coach. "He’ s got to ease his way into it, probably short shifts. He’s got to keep his game simple.

"Everything when someone comes back from an injury would do, and hopefully, not gain confidence, but gain momentum as the game wears on."

As the Bruins begin to get healthy, defenseman Adam McQuaid is still on the right track and progressing well, but Coach had told media following Sunday’s practice that the D-man would not be in Monday night’s lineup against Carolina.

Optional Skate

After a hard, high-intensity practice on Sunday, the B’s held an optional Monday morning, with forwards Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, David Krejci and Milan Lucic all choosing to stay off the ice on, along with defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference. Tuukka Rask also stayed off the ice, while Anton Khudobin was the lone netminder joining the team for pregame skate.

Forwards on the ice: Jagr, Campbell, Peverley, Thornton, Seguin, Kelly, Caron, Pandolfo, Daugavins, Horton
Defensemen: McQuaid, Chara, Hamilton, Boychuk, Bartkowski, Redden, Johnson

Projected Lineup

The B’s lines have been switched around the past few games, a product of injuries, lack of sustained attack and finding chemistry with the new additions of Jagr and Daugavins, but the Bruins have constantly preached that if they stay within the system, work hard to get on pucks, keep it simple and support one another, it shouldn’t matter what line they’re on.

According to lines in Sunday’s practice, and with the addition of Chris Kelly expected back in, Tyler Seguin is moving back to the wing and most likely skating alongside Kelly.

"Obviously I feel comfortable playing the wing," said Seguin following morning skate. "It was working out, I guess, in the first game [playing center] - a few mistakes there, and then obviously the first couple of shifts in Montreal, it just wasn’t working."

"It just wasn’t working in our own zone. Going through the neutral zone, just where to [the puck] up, and where to go. Obviously is has a lot more responsibility in your own end just battling and finding your man."

"I don’t think it matter what line you’re on," he added. "You just want to go out there and play your game. Whoever you’re playing with, I think we all know each other well enough now that we can find chemistry right away."

"Obviously, if that’s the way lines are tonight, Tyler is a gifted offensive player; it’ll be nice to play with him," said Kelly, on possibly centering Seguin. "I’ve played with him before and we’ve got some chemistry and work well together."

Here’s the projected lineup:


Ference and Seideberg started Saturday’s game as a pairing, with Bartkowski and Boychuk together, though towards the second half of the first period (and after Montreal’s goal), Coach Julien started pairing Bartkowski mostly with Seidenberg, and Ference with Boychuk, so I’d expect that to stick heading into the start of tonight’s game, though warm-ups will be the best indication at 6:30.

Since Anton Khudobin was the only goaltender on this morning, I’ll assume he’s getting the nod in goal, but will wait until I see which goaltender leads Captain Chara and the B’s out for warm-ups.

Stay tuned to the Bruins Blog, and updates on Twitter @NHLBruins for pregame quotes from Tyler Seguin, Chris Kelly, Matt Bartkowski and Coach Julien heading into tonight…

-Caryn Switaj ^CS

First shift I was like, ‘Bergy, I appreciate you a lot more right now’
Tyler Seguin, smiling in the locker room after B’s 1-0 shutout of Devils, on his first shift at center in Patrice Bergeron’s absence and the larger amount of territory he has to cover in the new role

Seguin: I Appreciate Bergeron More Now

BOSTON, MA – Peter Chiarelli said it best during his post-trade deadline press conference on Wednesday, while updating the condition of Patrice Bergeron, who suffered a concussion on Tuesday night against Ottawa: The Bruins can’t replace him.

Tyler Seguin was given the opporunity to play in the middle with Bergeron out, centering Brad Marchand and newcomer Jaromir Jagr, who scored the Black & Gold’s only goal in their 1-0 win over the Devils on Thursday in front of 17,565 at TD Garden.

But, the 21-year-old, who played center throughout his junior career, learned just how tough it is to play the position in the NHL. While his line played well, Seguin had to adjust to playing down low in the defensive zone and was held to just one shot on goal.

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