UFO forces Seguin to re-shoot in shootout


UFO forces Seguin to re-shoot in shootout

BOSTON -- It's unknown exactly what type of food product was thrown onto the ice during Tuesday night's shootout. But whatever it was, it forced Tyler Seguin to shoot again.

"I'm hoping there was a New Jersey Devils logo on the guy's jersey who threw it," said Seguin after Boston's 2-1 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils at the TD Garden. "I don't see one of our Bruins fans doing that. But I guess I'm glad it worked out in the end."

Seguin got the shootout started by scoring top-right, but after celebrating and getting all the way back to the bench, the on-ice officials called him back out to shoot again.

It was the result of an "unidentified food object" that was thrown from the stands and slid across the goal line behind Devils goaltender Johan Hedberg as Seguin put the puck top-right.

"I think it probably affected me more than the goalie," said Seguin. "I don't understand how it affected him more. But someone looked up the rules, and I guess it's a do-over."

Seguin -- who admitted he was "angry" -- came back out and changed it up. Instead of going right, he faked the shot upstairs, pulled it to his backhand, and lifted it over Hedberg's right pad for the goal.

"It actually crossed my mind to do the same thing," said Seguin. "Maybe he wouldn't expect that."

But Seguin didn't do the same thing. And the hockey gods showed the game justice.

"At the end of the day, it worked out because he scored and he deserved to score again," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "I guess justice prevailed right there."

Morning Skate: Rangers seem to be a strong candidate for Shattenkirk


Morning Skate: Rangers seem to be a strong candidate for Shattenkirk

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading with Bruins captain’s practice set to kick off this coming week.

*The Rangers sound like they’ll be a strong candidate for Kevin Shattenkirk, and the Dallas Stars seem willing to stand pat at the goalie position.

*PHT writer James O’Brien speculates on who might be the next Artemi Panarin to break into the NHL ranks from overseas, and make a big impact.

*Yahoo fantasy hockey is making some changes this season, and those that liked to draft Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Burns are going to bummed about it.

*An original St. Louis Blues jersey from the old time hockey days has found its way back to its original home in St. Louis.

*Steve Simmons says that Dave Bolland has earned the right to be more than a punch line at this point in his career.

*Looking back on Phil Esposito’s classic speech amid the 1972 Summit Series.

*The All-Snub team for the World Cup of Hockey would be a talented lineup, and would no doubt be captained by P.K. Subban.

*For something completely different: those looking for signs of a rift between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady need to call off the search.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority


Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, after a busy morning celebrating my 3-year-old’s birthday at the trampoline park. Yee-ha.

*PHT writer Joey Alfieri says that adding toughness was a big offseason priority for the Montreal Canadiens.

*There’s at least one big fan of the Edmonton Oilers trade that brought defenseman Adam Larsson from the New Jersey Devils, and that fan’s name is Mark Letestu.

*Here’s everything you need to know about the Ice Guardians movie premiering this fall that takes a long, balanced look at the NHL enforcers.

*Roberto Luongo has an alibi for the robbery in Winnipeg with one suspect getting away in goalie equipment, and it’s funny as you would expect it to be.

*CSN Washington takes a look at the New York Rangers in their season previews for the Metro Division.

*I’m not entirely sure whether this “RIP Harambe” thing is genuine or meant to be ironic by the largely millenial group that seem so enamored with it, but I think it’s just stupid. I think the same with the crying Jordan meme…also stupid.

*For something completely different: a look at how Triumph the Insult Comic Dog learned how to poop on Trump’s politics.