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Monday, November 14, 2011
Seguin NHL's First Star of the Week

By Joe McDonald

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard was named the second star, while Chicago’s Jonathan Toews was named third star.

“It’s pretty cool,” Seguin said of the honor. “Obviously it’s never happened to me before and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’ve got the boys all over me. Everyone is making sure that I know Star of the Week doesn’t make your career.”

Seguin posted four goals and two assists and finished with a plus-4 rating last week. He currently has goals in four straight games and points in his last six. He leads the Bruins with 11 goals and 20 points. Also, he leads the NHL with a plus-14.

It’s safe to say he’s having a breakout season in only his second year in the NHL.

“It’s great. It’s deserving,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “He’s had a tremendous start to the season and even now I see him getting better and better, which is even more encouraging. His confidence is growing.

“Right now he’s feeling really good about himself and he’s starting to showcase what he’s all about,” added Julien. “Instinctively, he’s making the right decisions and he’s going about his business,” Julien said. “But he’s also playing the game at both ends of the ice and he’s a real good player for us.”

The Boston Bruins foundation will make a $1,000 donation to the children’s charity of Seguin’s choice.