If there was a Sophomore of the Year award in the NHL, Bruins forward Tyler Seguin would be the early leader.
He added to his second-season spectacular start with three goals tonight for his first NHL hat trick in a 7-0 rout of Toronto tonight.
The Bruins started the night last in the Eastern Conference, while the Maple Leafs were first. By early in the second period you would’ve been hard-pressed to pick out which team was slumping and which was hot.
The Bruins scored two goals in eight seconds early in the second, added two more in 14 seconds later in the period and scored twice in 28 seconds int the third.
Seguin was one of four players with three points, joining David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron. Joe Corvo was plus-4.
The Bruins held the league’s leading scorer Phil Kessel point-less for the second time this season. This time, he fired two shots on goal — doubling his shot total from the first Bruins-Leafs matchup.
Tim Thomas recorded the shutout with 25 saves.