Seguin lifts himself out of scoring funk against Habs

Seguin lifts himself out of scoring funk against Habs
February 7, 2013, 7:01 am
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MONTREAL Tyler Seguin got a little frustrated at points over the last three weeks, but never wavered that the first real goal of the season was coming.
After two periods on Wednesday night, Seguin had no shots on net, a hooking penalty that wiped out a Bruins power play and a shot that hit the side of the net when he pulled up early with an open path to the net.
For Seguin, who expected much more than one empty net goal scored nine games into the regular season, one wouldnt blame him for thinking it was going to be another one of those nights. Instead, the Bs forwards patience paid off when Seguin scored the first of two rapid third period goals that powered a tight 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
The scoring binge started when Bs coach Claude Julien installed Seguin with David Krejci and Milan Lucic at the beginning of the third period while looking for a spark. Julien and Seguin both got it in a big way, and No. 19 ended it with a badly needed multi-point game in winning fashion.
Seguin is a great player, said Julien. Hes got good speed and good hands and David Krejci has been so consistent for us since the beginning of the year. Tonight I thought he was very good and he makes plays.
Tyler just took advantage of going to the net. Those guys find each other and Tyler scored a big goal. When hes really using that speed he puts defenses on their heels.
The goal started with a turnover created by an aggressive Seguin fore-check that freed up the puck on the very first shift of the third period. The play finished with a beautiful feed from David Krejci after Claude Julien played jumble with the forward lines and found a little inspiration.
Krejci was cycling through the right circle with the puck when he found Seguin circling back toward the net. Seguin unleashed a quick backhand to Carey Prices blocker side and the game was tied 14 seconds into the third period. It was Seguins second goal of the season and the start of a two-point night that nearly doubled his point output for the season.
Seguin stuck his tongue out Michael Jordan-style in celebrating the goal, and certainly hopes its the start of an offensive avalanche for himself and his team. Simple offensive production has been difficult to come by for Seguin, so hes looking forward to seeing if this puts him on an offensive tear.
Well, well find out. I feel like Ive been playing decently well, said Seguin. I definitely can still do better, but Im also definitely getting my shots and my opportunities. I had a couple of goals that were called back and Ive hit a couple of goaltender stick knobs, so things werent going in. Luckily I snuck one in there in the third.
One important thing for Seguin to remember: the first real goal of the season arrived when he put a little more oomph into his two-way play by creating a turnover with an aggressive fore-check in the Montreal end of the ice.