After the Bruins clinched a playoff spot and then locked up the number two seed in the Eastern Conference during the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs last weekend in New York, there wasn’t much to play for in the Bruins remaining 3 games, but for second -year forwards Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin there was plenty up for grabs.
Anyone who watches the Bruins and follows the club knows that Seguin and Marchand are good friends and have been engaged in a pretty good battle throughout the season.
Heading into today’s regular season finale against the Buffalo Sabres the dynamic duo were tied for team lead with 27 goals apiece.
Just over three minutes into the game, Seguin took the first step to securing the title as Bruins leading goal scorer when he chipped a beauty of a pass past Jhonas Enroth. Later in the third, Seguin would beat Enroth once again as he lit the lamp for the 29th time giving himself a two goal lead over Marchand.
Marchand refused to go down without a fight as he punched back with a tally of his own, but that’s all the pesky forward would get as Seguin beat out Marchand by one goal becoming the youngest Bruin in history to finish the season as the B’s leading goal scorer.
“Yeah, it’s pretty amazing. It’s definitely an honor, I did not know that” said Seguin.
Seguin made sure to give his line-mates some credit for his success
“Obviously again, like I was saying before my linemates make the game a lot easier for me. Marshy [Marchand] and Bergy [Bergeron] with how much chemistry they had all ready from last year, going all the way with the same line to the Stanley Cup Championship, they had a lot of chemistry. It was nice to step on that line and hopefully we’re going to get better”.
All out of love and fun, Marchand wouldn’t dare give Seguin any credit.
“Yeah, I missed it on purpose because he was crying about how he wanted before the game. So I let him have it” said Marchand with a smile.
Both young guns set career highs across the board. It’s no secret that the future is nothing but bright for Marchand and Seguin. You won’t find anyone in Boston complaining if these two continue to fight for the team lead in goals for the next several seasons.