Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron could not solve Ondrej Pavelec on any of a combined nine shots in 65 minutes of full-fledged hockey action. But once all opposing skaters were cleared for the shootout, the Boston Bruins linemates inserted the deciding goals to garner the extra point in a 2-1 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets.
Bergeron and Seguin combined for exactly one-third of Boston’s 27 stabs at Pavelec, although a dense 15 different skaters recorded at least one stab at the Jets goaltender. That included every forward aside from grinders Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton.
There was just as much balance on opposing property as there was in stymieing Winnipeg on the home front, enabling an arm-wrestling match that saw each party succeed once on 27 shots apiece.
Although the Bruins ultimately emerged with the maximum two-point package and can be satisfied with the 2-0-0 start to their season, the course of Monday afternoon’s action still unveiled room for improvement.
With three points cultivated from the TD Garden ice, two going to the Bruins and the other given away to the visitor, it is appropriate to underscore two pluses and one blemish on Boston’s end.
Here they are in a little more depth.