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A few numbers on Tyler Seguin centering the Bruins’ top line

10.13.11 at 6:06 pm ET
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With David Krejci out for Saturday’s game against the Blackhawks, Bruins fans can expect to see more of Tyler Seguin as the team’s first-line center. Seguin skated between Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic for the first time in Wednesday night’s 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes and made a good impression. He scored the team’s first goal in the third-period and is now tied for the team lead with four points through four games.

Given that he’ll play with the line again, here are a few quick notes on Seguin’s first game as the Bruins’ first-line center.

– It should come as no surprise given that he played on the first line, but Wednesday saw Seguin play 20:06, good for a new career high. His previous best in ice time had been 17:22, which he received last Nov. 3.

– Last season, Seguin only got 15 minutes of ice time in five games. This season, he has played at least 16 minutes in every game but Monday’s shutout loss to the Avalanche.

– Seguin won seven of 16 faceoffs Wednesday, good for 43.8 percent. Patrice Bergeron won 16 of 23 (69.6 percent), Chris Kelly won one of seven (14.3 percent) and Gregory Campbell won five of nine (55.6 percent).

– Seguin led all Bruins forwards with four shots on goal Wednesday night. It was the second time this season that he’s done so, as he and Rich Peverley each had five shots on goal Saturday against the Lightning.

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