Zdeno Chara saw Daniel Paille’s quick shot hit the net. He didn’t see Tyler Seguin’s nearly-perfect pass that set up the Boston Bruins’ overtime winner in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final.
Still, Chara figured, it was “probably a good pass.” It was.
It was also arguably the biggest play Seguin has made in these playoffs. By recording just his sixth point in 18 games, the 21-year-old showed that even amid a goal-scoring slump he can still find a way to be relevant.
“You’ve seen him grow huge as a player,” Paille said. “It’s a bit frustrating for him right now that he hasn’t scored like he has, but we’re not too worried about him. We know that he’s a special player and we know that he can and it’s just a matter of time.”
Seguin has had his opportunities. In place of the injured Nathan Horton late in Game 1, Seguin was noticeable in finding scoring chances, but also in...