Boston Bruins second year forward Tyler Seguin is emerging as an NHL superstar this season, with the help of line mates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
When Seguin was draft second overall in 2010, everyone knew he had the potential to be a franchise forward in the Bruins organization. Well that is now coming too light with Seguin leading the Bruins with 20 points. Those 20 points also rank him tied for seventh in the entire NHL, and Seguin’s 11 goals this season rank him third in the NHL. Its amazing how much his game has improved since just a few months ago when he was being scratched for enforcer Shawn Thornton during the Bruins playoff run.
Playing on the same line as Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand is also proving wonders for the Boston Bruins. Bergeron and Marchand are both tied for third on the club with 13 points apiece. The line of Seguin-Bergeron-Marchand is a very exciting line for fans to watch because of the amount of skill on that line. The three are complementing each other in all three zone of the ice.
The trio can skate with the best of the NHL, especially since they are one of the fastest lines in the entire NHL. They might even be the fastest line in the entire NHL. Seguin’s speed helps generate the rush into the offensive zone, while Marchand’s tenacity simply just aggravates opposing players. Marchand leads the Bruins in penalty minutes, and he is getting under the skin of his opponents often. Bergeron’s playmaking abilities and strength on the puck helps work the Bruins’ cycle in the offensive zone while being a proficient playmaker to help set up Seguin and Marchand.
Bergeron is known as being one of the best two-way forwards in the entire NHL, which is why he made team Canada just two years ago in the Olympic games. Bergeron was once a 70-point scorer is making it really easy for Tyler Seguin to adjust to his new top six role with the Bruins. Bergeron and Marchand also are two of the best defensive players on the Bruins. While Seguin isn’t a liability in the defensive zone he knows that his line mates can help bail him out if a mistake is made.
Marchand got off to a slow start, but with the addition of Seguin to the second line Marchand has hit fire. He added a goal last night in the 4-3 win against the Devils, and has a point in six straight games.
Another thing this second line has done, is give the first line a little breathing room. Lucic, Horton, and Krejci have been heating up as of late. Teams are now starting to have to worry about not one start gifted line, but two making it very hard for opposing defenses to keep the Bruins offense in check. Milan Lucic has jumped up to second on the team in scoring with 14 points. Line mates Nathan Horton has chipped in 11 points and center David Krejci eight.
The Bruins finish a five game home stand tomorrow night. They look for their seventh straight win against the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets and a sweep of the home stand.