Beast of the Beasts: Tyler Seguin & Benoit Pouliot

Tyler Seguin led the team with shots on goal today against the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 loss.

Last week we posted our first ever ‘Beast of the Beast’ on A Cup A Bruin, showcasing the talents and sportsmanship of power forward Milan Lucic. After posting a poll on our site for the past seven days, the vote came out with a tie for this week’s top player. Therefore, we are going to be showcasing BOTH players that got the most votes. For this week we are showcasing forwards Tyler Seguin and Benoit Pouliot.

Tyler Seguin has been one of the Bruins key forwards this season, creating golden opportunities and taking the most scoring chances out of the entire team in the last 5 games, with 22. He has also shined in the face-off circle winning 66.7%. Seguin has managed to post 20 goals so far this season and rack up 26 assists for 46 points, not bad for his sophomore year. He is being featured as one of this week’s Beast of the Beasts for his speedy precision and abilities to get his own rebounds, his stellar sixty minute performances and game-winning shoot-out goal against the Montreal Canadiens‘ Carey Price. The goal was nothing short of perfection, Tyler used his speed to carry the puck into the zone, hesitated then went forehand and snapped a quick release past Price for the win.

Tyler Seguin beats Price in the shootout for the victory (via NHL.com)

Wednesday night’s match up against the Canadiens not only brought us a victory, but a filthy goal from former Hab Benoit Pouliot who portrayed some killer stick handling skills, landing him as the other Beast of the Beasts.  Pouliot has struggled against his former team all season, taking stupid penalties from allowing his frustrations to get the better of him. It would appear to the naked eye that any time the Bruins were to take on the Habs, Pouliot would struggle, until Wednesday. Pouliot acted as though he couldn’t be phased by anything as he gained possession of the puck in the beginning of the second period and finagled it around defenseman Chris Campoli. He released a quick wrist shot that sailed past Price and landed him with the Captain Morgan Goal of the Week.

Pouliot is currently filling in on the Krejci and Lucic line in Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley‘s spot. While these are big shoes to fill, Pouliot has been showing glimpses of just how much he is capable of. However, he still has some improvements to make, such as taking more shots on goal and providing net presence. The more shots he takes, the better chances he will have providing better opportunities for the team as a whole. With these two forwards stepping up to the plate with the asence of Horton and Peverley, the sky can be the limit.

Make sure you cast your vote for this week’s Beast of the Beasts (player of the week) and show your support for the Bruins you think deserves to be noticed.

 

 

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