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Seguin ‘really turning a corner right now,’ says coach Julien

Mar 11, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

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Tyler Seguin is making up for lost time. After a slowish start to the shortened season, the 21-year-old Bruins forward has 13 points in his last 11 games, including the winning goal in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Flyers.

And it’s not just at the offensive end where he’s excelling.

“Tyler Seguin is really turning a corner right now,” said head coach Claude Julien, per CSNNE.com. “He’s starting to be the player everybody expected him to be at the start of the season. He had a slow start to the season, but he’s really picked it up.

“He’s battling a lot better along the boards and he’s doing a great job with the back-check. In the last two weeks he’s saved two goals just by himself. It’s a credit to him and it’s a credit to the entire line the way they’ve bought in together playing the same way.”

About that line — Seguin has been skating on the right wing with Patrice Bergeron in the middle and Brad Marchand on the left side. On Thursday, the trio combined for eight points in a 4-2 victory over the Leafs.

Boston takes on the Senators tonight in Ottawa and is in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins tomorrow.

The Bruins will play 17 times in March and don’t have back-t0-back days off until March 28 and 29.

  1. upyourstodd - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    The kid doesn’t have to be a super star offensive player to retain the expected value in the draft. Kevin Paul Dupont said He would be disappointed if Seguin turns into a Patrice Bergeron, which truly shows how valuable he is. If he can play defense like Bergeron and post marginally better numbers offensively, Bruins fans should be happy for years to come.

    • sabatimus - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Yeah, I think the team needs a real bona-fide goal scorer, and if anyone’s going to score on the B’s, the most likely player is going to be on the line with Bergeron on it. Bergeron is a playmaking machine.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 11, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      I’m a huge fan of both Seguin and Bergeron. The Bruins have assembled a roster that will be competitive for years. I mean Lucic, Marchand, Horton, Bergeron, Seguin, Krejci, Chara, Hamilton, and Rask is quite a core. Then you’ve got a solid supporting cast. I’m jealous that Bruins fans get to watch what I consider to be the best team in the league. Better all-around talent than Pittsburgh.

  2. hockeyflow33 - Mar 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    But wait, a month ago the same Boston media was telling us how Seguin was looking to be a bust

  3. dboldave - Mar 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    My complaint with him is that he hasn’t been strong on the boards and once gains the zone, he will usually be stopped if the D plays the body on him. I hope his recent streak is a good sign of him turning it on though, the Bruins need all the goal scoring they can get.

  4. habsman - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Seguin has good hockey skills, but might be a bit of p*##y. He took a major dive on a love tap from Emelin last week. Ran crying down the run way but didn’t miss a shift. But embellishment is nothing new for this team is it?

    BTW, are there any more Bruin diving videos on the net? The last three were hilarious.

    • upyourstodd - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      Man that is Hab, I respect your tenacity and commitment to being a troll. It must take a lot of courage and determination to actively want to be PE#1 on PHT. Cheers to you and your disillusionments my friend.

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