WILMINGTON, Mass. — Tyler Seguin is Canadian born and raised. But the last couple years, Plymouth, Mich., became his second home.
Although he has been scratched by the Bruins the last two games, there’s a chance Seguin could get to skate against the Red Wings in nearby Detroit tomorrow in Boston’s rematch with the team that pulled off a 6-1 rout at TD Garden last night.
Today in practice at Ristuccia Arena, Seguin skated at center between Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler, while Zach Hamill — who centered that line while Seguin was out — skated in a foursome with Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and the suspended Daniel Paille.
Even if he doesn’t play against the Wings — something he said he “always wanted to do” — Seguin said he’ll make some personal connections back in Michigan.
“Tonight, I’ll probably stop by where I played in the OHL, the Plymouth Whalers, and watch their game for a bit and say hi to some of the people I lived with the last two years,” he said.
Seguin couldn’t have been scratched for two weirder, more different types of games. Boston put forth one of its worst efforts of the year against Detroit two nights after one of their best wins in an 8-6, fight-filled affair with Montreal. He soaked it all in from the press box and thinks he learned a thing or two.
“Obviously, it’s a whole different game from up top,” said Seguin. “You can see how much more time you actually have up there on the ice. Obviously it looks a little bit slower from up top but you can learn a lot of things.”