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Kids Continue to Contribute

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
TORONTO - The Bruins earned another point in the standings on Saturday night thanks in great part to rookies Steven Kampfer and Tyler Seguin.

Seguin put together the first multiple point night of his NHL career and scored in the shootout.

"Obviously, Tyler’s game was really good for us tonight," said B's head coach Claude Julien. "I liked his game and...I could see certain things coming in the last little while.

"You know he’s starting to feel a little bit more comfortable, so yesterday all I said to him was, 'Play with confidence. Go out there and do what you do best.'

"He did that tonight, so that was nice to see."

Seguin scored at 3:08 of the third period.

"I’ve been working on that shot," he said after the game. "I’ve taken that shot a thousand times.

"In the slot, [Daniel Paille] did a great job. He was there and he made a great feed across."

The young center also set up Kampfer.

"I saw [Shawn Thornton] and went wide and I was actually...going to cut in toward net, but I heard him coming so I went to net and you know it worked."

"As soon as it got it over to him, I just kind of took off and...split their D," said Kampfer. "He made a great play and all I had to do was tap it in."

Coach Julien continues to like what he sees in Kampfer and appreciates the young blueliner's offensive touch.

"He’s getting some confidence in that area as well. Again, that kind of reflects on what I said about our D...producing for us a little bit."

"We encourage them to support the attack and and you know when you do that those kind of goals are going to happen."

Kampfer is simply happy to be able to contribute.

" It’s great the D are chipping in, it’s something we talked about before the game was how we wanted to go out there and get a couple points you know start off the new year on the right foot," said Kampfer. "And I thought our defense did a good job of chipping in."

But the score was too high for any backward-skating Bruin to tolerate.

"Yeah, definitely you don’t want to be in a high scoring run like that," said the former Michigan standout. "I think we got away from our game a little.

"The first period, when we came back, 4-3, that wasn’t our game. But I think we came back and did a good job in the third of battling back and taking the lead there, so it’s credit to our guys...But at the same time you gotta keep them out of our net."
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