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Nathan Horton may or may not play tonight in game two of the Stanley Cup Final. Turns out he has a shoulder that has been dislocating over the past two months more than Mel Gibson’s in Lethal Weapon 2. If there was ever more proof that hockey players are the toughest players in the world, Nathan Horton would be up there on that list. Losing him would hurt. He has been the top +/- guy in the playoffs to this point and he has scored many a timely goal in this playoffs. In addition, his chemistry with his line-mates has led to goals like this: A baby will be born nine months from now because of that goal, but I digress. Tyler Seguin is almost the exact opposite of Nathan Horton, but bless his soul he is trying. Seguin has scored once in the playoffs, in game four of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. He’s supposed to be the Boston Bruins most natural goal-scorer, but clearly that hasn’t happened for him this post-season. Getting moved down to the third line with the corpses of Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly certainly didn’t help Tyler’s cause, but it doesn’t excuse the fact that Tyler Seguin needs to start putting the puck in the net. It isn’t as if Tyler is playing poorly. He is getting plenty of chances and he is skating hard and doing (hockey cliche alert!) little things, he just hasn’t put it all together. Sometimes all a player needs is to let someone else do the playmaking. If Horton is out, that’s exactly what Tyler will be able to do. See, on the third line, Seguin is the only offensive player. Chris Kelly is really a penalty-killer and defensive player only at this point and Rich Peverley died last April in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. For the third line to score, Tyler Seguin not only has to get himself open, but he also has to score the goals too. A lot to ask for sometimes. With Horton out, Seguin will skate with #BestPlayerInTheWorld (God, kill me for that hashtag) David Krejci, the playoffs’ leading scorer. He is because of his playmaking. With Krejci on his line, all Tyler would have to do is win some space in the circles, work hard in the cycle, and David Krejci will find him for easy opportunities. David Krejci is playing at a level that makes the game easier for everyone, something Tyler Seguin desperately needs. They need his production too. Since coming onto the scene in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011, Tyler Seguin has been somewhat of a playoff ghost. At some point, the highly touted Bruins scorer has to bring that 30-goal production with him into a playoff game. What better time to start than the Stanley Cup Final?
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