Sprawled-out Seguin saves shutout

March, 9, 2013
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BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin saved a shutout -- literally -- for goaltender Tuukka Rask late in Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden.

In the waning minutes of the game, and with the Bruins on a power play, the Flyers had a shorthanded opportunity when Rask came out of the net to charge a loose puck. Philadelphia gained control and shot at the open net, but Seguin sprawled out on the ice to make the save and Rask’s second shutout of the season.

“People are starting to talk more about that part of his game, as well,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “He said himself he’s starting to take pride in that part of his game. Those are good things to hear because every coach likes a great two-way player. We certainly don’t want to take the offensive part of his game away, but anytime he can help us out in the other end is a bonus.”

Rask finished with 23 saves.

“That was Tyler? I thought it was Dougie. OK, it was great, great,” Rask said with a laugh. “He was telling me he would have caught the guy when I sprinted out of the net. It’s good to see he’s got my back and he’s got those goalie skills, too. It’s good to see. You’ve got to keep it exciting, right?”

Seguin also scored a goal, a power-play tally, to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 11:53 of the first period. It was his eighth goal of the season. He now has five goals and two assists for seven points in his past five games.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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