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.