The Boston Bruins improved to 3-1-1 when allowing the first goal of a game in 2012-13. Unlike the previous three times they reaped points in that situation, though, they put the opposition away in a more timely fashion, surmounting the initial deficit to top the host Montreal Canadiens in regulation, 2-1, Wednesday night.
Tyler Seguin paved the road to Boston’s first come-from-behind regulation triumph by compiling his first legitimate multipoint performance of the young season. That is, both his goal and assist came when an opposing netminder needed to be outwitted.
By playing the brief-but-fatal menace at Montreal’s expense, Seguin helped his associates negate the host’s advantages on special teams (five power plays to four) and physicality (31 hits to 26). Along with the initial icebreaker, a scoreless first period that had the Habs roll up an 11-4 edge in the shooting gallery and 9-6 advantage in the faceoff department was a distant memory in the decisive stanza.
With that in mind, here are the Bruins’ three topmost storylines from the season series opener with their topmost divisional rival.