Seguin, Horton come up big as Bruins upend Blackhawks in Battle of Stanley Cup Champions

Tyler Seguin has been the focus of much attention lately as he took the spot of an injured David Krejci centering the Boston Bruins' top line. 


Saturday night, he was the center of attention for a little bit different reason. 

Seguin buried a puck between Corey Crawford's legs in the first round of a shootout, tallying what would be the only marker in the painful skills competition as Tim Thomas shut out Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp to break the Bruins' three-game losing streak and send the Black and Gold back to Boston with a 3-2 win.

Nathan Horton scored his first goal of the season and got involved physically as well, beginning to show signs of a return to the form that made him such a presence in last season's Stanley Cup Playoff. Chris Kelly also scored on a shorthanded 2-on-1 with Rich Peverley in the second period, but Kane scored just 20 seconds later to give the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions the lead back. 

Claude Julien appeared frustrated with the production of his top two lines at p
oints throughout the game, putting Patrice Bergeron between Horton and Milan Lucic at times. 

The Bruins saw numerous shots hit the post throughout the game, and appeared to be getting frustrated with their inability to net the puck in the third period before Johnny Boychuk took the puck down low and found Horton wide open at the bottom of the left face-off circle for an easy goal. 

A blunder at his own blue line cost Andrew Ference and the Bruins early, but Boston bounced back with a strong effort in the second period and a stronger effort in the third to tie the game heading after regulation. 

Peverley missed the net completely on a breakaway in the overtime period, trying to lift the puck over Crawford's shoulder but airmailing the frame instead. 

Seguin used a burst of speed to start in the shootout before blasting the puck between Crawford's pads to score the deciding goal in the shootout.
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