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."
The Bruins' lineup for Friday night’s preseason game in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena against the Red Wings will include players from both practice groups filling into a more veteran-laden B’s lineup in Motown.
The Matt Grzelcyk-Adam McQuaid pairing that wasn’t great on Wednesday night will get right back into it, and the John-Michael Liles-Brandon Carlo pairing that was so good on Monday night will get another look as well. Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Anton Khudobin, Dominic Moore, Joe Morrow, Riley Nash and Ryan Spooner will be the established NHL veterans along with McQuaid and Liles suiting up for Boston’s first road exhibition of the preseason.
Here’s the entire lineup, with Boston now serving as one of the last NHL teams that is yet to make any cuts from their camp roster: Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Brandon Carlo, Colby Cave, Peter Cehlarik, Brian Ferlin, Alex Grant, Seth Griffith, Matt Grzelcyk, Jimmy Hayes, Danton Heinen, Anton Khudobin, Jeremy Lauzon, John-Michael Liles, Zane McIntyre, Adam McQuaid, Dominic Moore, Joe Morrow, Riley Nash, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.
The Bruins will be traveling to Philadelphia for another preseason game on Saturday and that may perhaps be the first time B’s fans get to see returning World Cup veteran players David Backes, David Pastrnak and Tuukka Rask after they began practicing with the camp group on Thursday morning at Warrior Ice Arena.
Team Canada has the Boston Bruins -- two in particular -- to thank for a championship.
Patrice Bergeron tied the game on a power play at 17:07 of the third period, and Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left to win it as Canada defeated Team Europe, 2-1, Thursday night and won the World Cup of Hockey title.
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