Boston Bruins at the Spengler Cup, Dec. 27

By Emma Harger
Patrice Bergeron, the faceoff specialist, did well at the dot again in the Spengler Cup. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Following Team Canada‘s losing performance against Adler Mannheim in their first game of the Spengler Cup tournament, the team rebounded in a huge way against HC Davos, putting together a 5-0 shutout win. The Boston Bruins playing for Team Canada contributed, too.

Tyler Seguin helped out on Canada’s second goal of the game, which came a little over a minute after they opened scoring in the first period. Another NHL player, Ryan Smyth, put away that marker.

Though Patrice Bergeron didn’t find himself on the score sheet, he excelled at faceoffs, just like he would normally do in the NHL. (He won an astronomical amount of draws last season, which helped contribute to his winning the Selke Trophy.) He won 12 draws and lost only two, netting an 85.71 faceoff win percentage.

Adler Mannheim, with Dennis Seidenberg in the lineup, is next up to face Davos, playing them in the second Spengler game of the day on Dec. 28.

Since Team Canada players have the day off on Dec. 28 as they wait for other games to be played and for the next round of matches to be set, it’s an ideal chance to walk around the city of Davos–which also hosts the annual World Economic Forum, often shortened just to ‘Davos’ by those in the know–and enjoy some tourism. Skiing is a huge thing in the city thanks to its prime location within the Swiss Alps. So, with family visiting to watch big brother play in a big tournament, Seguin took his little sister Cassidy up the mountains on a sky bucket.

What a view!

After the tournament ends, Seguin might very well get on the same plane as his family and go home with them since he plans to leave EHC Biel at that time.



Dec. 26 Spengler Cup update

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