Seguin's Bruins top Hall's Oilers, 6-3


Seguin's Bruins top Hall's Oilers, 6-3

The battle of TaylorTyler went to round two on Thursday night, and Tyler Seguin is still the undisputed champion.

Seguins Bruins hockey club have won both meetings with the Edmonton Oilers over the last two seasons, and pumped the Oil to a 6-3 loss at TD Garden on Thursday night. Seguin helped set up a Brad Marchand power play goal for the game-winning strike, and the 19-year-old phenom potted the insurance goal off Corey Potters skates to round out the scoring.

The two points gives Seguin eight goals and 17 points in 14 games, and also topped the assist collected by Taylor Hall in the win over Edmonton. It appeared early the Bruins were going to romp over the Oilers when Edmonton native Johnny Boychuk and Jordan Caron collected first period goals. The Caron strike has his first goal this season for the Bs, and it was assisted by rookie Zach Hamill on a nice dish from the face-off circle.

But Edmonton struck back immediately with goals by Ryan Smyth and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins within 29 seconds of each other, and that created the stage for Seguin and Co. to shine in the third period.

Ryan Smyth grabbed his second goal of the night in the third period to make it close, but Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand both potted scores of their own to kick things out of reach.

It wasnt Tuukka Rasks best night between the pipes, but young Finnish netminder managed to hang on long enough for the Bs offense to assist him in his second straight victory.

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak


Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.