Tyler Seguin scored his first goal at home as Tim Thomas earned his second shutout of the season for the Boston Bruins to win over the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 yesterday at the TD Garden. In light of the option to send first-year players back to juniors after nine games, Bruins coach Claude Julien just recently confirmed that their No. 2 overall pick will remain with the team for the rest of the season. “I’ve just been trying to get a lot better in my own zone, like I was saying before the game,” said Seguin. “That’s been my main thing and I am trying to capitalize on my opportunities now and just get more confident coming to every game. I think that’s staying consistent now.”
Patrice Bergeron found the net first with a one timer assisted by Zdeno Chara in the final minute of the first period on a power play. Seguin came through 12:26 into the second when Dennis Seidenberg set him up near the left side of the goal. Bruins former RW Phil Kessel failed to produce as he listened to the boos from the 17,565 in attendance.
Kessel is 0-4 at the TD Garden since being traded, earning just one assist in seven games against the Bruins. “The pressure being put on him doesn’t mean he doesn’t try or work hard,” said Julien. “I just think we do a real good job playing against him.” The Bruins will next take on the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at Scotiabank Place before traveling to Buffalo to matchup with the Sabres the following Wednesday.