Today in Boston Bruins History: May 17

By Emma Harger

1992: The Boston Bruins lose 4-3 in overtime of Game 1 in the semifinals to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

2011: Tyler Seguin is the man of the night, putting up two goals and two assists as the Bruins win 6-5 over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. He scores all four of his points in the second period (of his second playoff game), tying a league record for points in a period and placing himself in Boston Bruins history among other four-points-a-period scorers Barry Pederson, Peter McNab and Ken Linseman. In that same second period, the Bruins score all but one of their goals, the highest total for one playoff period since 1991.

Seguin isn’t the only one to create this victory, of course: Nathan Horton scores on the power play, David Krejci scores and Michael Ryder puts away two goals of his own as well. But Seguin’s big night is a huge turnaround for a guy who was advised that all the practices before games in the previous two rounds were basically going to be his games, so he needed to take advantage of that.

Eventually, the TD Garden crowd was chanting his name and, of course, he earned the first star of the game.

Time to enjoy the highlight reel from this game. Here’s Seguin’s first goal of his NHL playoff career.

Here’s his very productive second period.

Finally, here’s the highlight reel from the entire game.

Oh, and his big night would eventually be memorialized as part of a History Will Be Made ad produced after the Stanley Cup was awarded.


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