Heading into Winnipeg losers of their last two, the Bruins knew they needed to take two points out of this one and with Milan Lucic back in Boston due to personal reasons, the B’s needed some of their other role players to step up and carry the team, luckily for the Bruins they got the two points, and got key goals from two key players.
Goals by Daniel Paille, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand helped the Bruins beat the Jets 3-2.
A lot of eyes have been closely watching Seguin as the 21 year-old has struggled in his third season in the National Hockey League, but last night was one of No.19’s best games of the season, and his hard work paid off with his third goal of the season.
The goal was very un-Seguin-like as the goal came off a tip from a Zdeno Chara shot from the point, but Seguin will take it.
“Even though it’s a tip that’s not usually my game, I’ll take it,” said Seguin. “Obviously when you’re not scoring and producing the guys see that you’re getting frustrated. The message I got over and over was to keep battling and to maybe take my grit up another level and my compete level up. That’s what I tried to do tonight.”
With things tied at two, and the Bruins on the power-play, Brad Marchand made sure he would once again step up and put the team on his back.
Marchand collected a nifty pass from Patrice Bergeron and beat Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec for his team leading eight goal.
“Its things we’ve worked on, trying to find holes and trying to use speed. It’s an example of when you execute it right, it will work” said Marchand.
Marchand has been one of the best Bruins forwards all season and is developing into a legitimate goal scoring threat. Marchand now has three goals in his last four games.
With the secondary scoring lacking a bit thus far the Bruins know they can only go as far as their key goal scorers will take them, and if the Bruins can get Seguin going things can get much better for a Bruins team that keeps finding ways to win.