Tyler Seguin scores, falls victim to headshot in first period

DJ Bean
March 17, 2011 - 4:45 pm

After a back-and-forth first period, the Bruins and Predators are tied at a goal apiece. The first 20 minutes featured both good and potentially bad news for Tyler Seguin. With the suspended Brad Marchand out of the lineup, Seguin made the most of his icetime in the first period Thursday in sniping his 11th goal of the season past Pekka Rinne at 1:50. Rich Peverley set up the play with a nice pass up the boards. With 2:30 remaining in the period, Seguin was elbowed in the head by Patric Hornqvist. The Boston rookie left the ice after the headshot, and Hornqvist rightfully left the game via a 10 minute game misconduct in addition to receiving a five minute major. The B's will start the second period on the power play. Former Kostitsyn scored his 17th goal of the season to tie the game 7:53, firing one through a scrum with Tuukka Rask out of position. Despite falling victim to Seguin, Rinne came up big for the Predators in the period, coming up with key saves on Steven Kampfer and Milan Lucic.