After beating Pittsburgh Monday and getting into Winnipeg late, the Bruins had to face the challenge of getting up for a game with the Jets tonight.
Everyone managed to answer the bell, except winger Tyler Seguin. That forced the Bruins to scratch their leading scorer and they missed him in a 2-1 loss. It was Boston’s first regulation loss in 16 games.
Seguin missed the team breakfast and a meeting, which according to general manager Peter Chiarelli was the latest infraction by the second-year speedster. Here’s the pregame quote from Chiarelli, as per the Boston Herald.
“He’s had a couple of instances before. I don’t see it as a problem. I see it as a young player who sometimes forgets to set his alarm. We gave him a couple of passes (in the past). It’s a young kid who’s learning to be a pro — and is a heck of a player.”
Without Seguin, the Bruins were unable to solve Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec except for a Daniel Paille shot that glanced off Shawn Thornton’s hand. Bryan Little scored the game-winner, while Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets.
Pavelec finished with 39 saves. Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots.
The Bruins will be back home to face Florida Thursday after they travel home from Winnipeg Wednesday. Here’s hoping Seguin has learned his lesson and will not require more discipline the rest of this season, and his career.