You would think that at the age of 19, one would understand the whole time zone difference that exits in this very strange world, apparently Tyler Seguin does not.
Seguin who set his alarm for Boston time while he and his Bruins were in Winnipeg to take on the Jets, overslept missing the teams mandatory breakfast and team meeting forcing Claude Julien to bench Seguin for breaking the rules, something that General Manager Peter Chiarelli says Seguin has done in the past.
“He’s had a couple of instances; I don’t see it as a problem. I see it as a young player who sometimes forgets to set his alarm. We gave him a couple of passes. It’s a young kid who’s learning to be a pro . . . and is a heck of a player” said Chiarelli.
In last night’s highly entertaining and tightly contested contest, the speed and talent of Seguin surely could have made a difference.
The Jets struck first when Andrew Ladd snuck one past the blocker of Tuukka Rask, a puck that Rask should have stopped.
After a scoreless second period the Bruins quickly struck in the third. A Danny Pallie shot managed to bounce of a stick, somehow make contact with the body of Shawn Thornton, and trickle past Ondrej Pavelec tying things at one, a lead that lasted just under two minutes.
After David Krejci and Zach Bogosian were nailed with matching roughing penalties the Jets would take the lead for good.
After Rich Peverley was beat badly on the ensuing draw, Bryan Little raced down the ice and beat Rask, another puck that Rask should of stopped.
The Bruins would up the pressure, but as he did all night Pavelec stood strong, making some great saves and made sure the Bruins point streak would come to an end.
The Bruins knew they had to lose sometime, and their first regulation loss since October 29 is not the end of the world.
Defensemen Johnny Boychuk says it’s time to start a new one.
“It was a loss, but now we need to turn the page and start another streak. We did some positive things” said Boychuk who saw just over 21 minutes of ice time last night. “We knew we weren’t going to win for the rest of the season and we had to lose eventually. But it always sucks to lose.”
The Bruins will have a chance to start their new streak tomorrow night when they host the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers, and no folks, Southeast Division leading is not a typo.