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."