BOSTON — The Bruins have been one of the league’s best teams through the first quarter of the shortened NHL season, and they’ve been able to do so without much of anything from one of their best players.
Tyler Seguin‘s production is down, by his standards at least, through the first 11 games. After Tuesday night’s shootout loss to the Rangers, Seguin has just two goals (one an empty-netter) and four assists.
That would likely be a pretty strong point of contention, but the Bruins’ 8-1-2 start has made Seguin’s struggles a little easier to swallow. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is also waiting for Seguin to come around.
“Yeah, he’s been missing the net a lot, too,” Chiarelli said prior to Boston’s game with the Rangers. “[Seguin has] got to bear down. But he’s like the rest of us, like the other night in Buffalo, we had a huge territorial advantage and a lot of shots and a lot of missed nets. And I’ve seen this before with this team and we just got to get our minds in the r