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Tyler Seguin: ‘I’m looked at in a different role here’

01.16.14 at 7:05 pm ET
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DALLAS — Tyler Seguin never lost six games in a row in a Bruins uniform, and that’s just one of the many differences between his last home and his new home.

The Stars, who will host the Bruins Thursday night at American Airlines Center, ended such a skid Tuesday with a win over the Oilers. Seguin had two points (a goal and an assist) and was a minus-6 over the six-game losing streak.

Two points over six games would have been unsatisfactory in Boston, but considering his standing as Dallas’ first-line center and one of the league’s top scorers (21 goals), Seguin understands that he’s too important to what Dallas is trying to do to have quiet offensive stretches.

“Definitely. One hundred percent, I’m looked at in a different role here, and production is definitely one of them as well and finding a way to get that goal when games are tied and you’re losing a few games,” Seguin said. “I get to see those things in a different light, especially in a losing streak.”

This will be Seguin’s second game against the Bruins since they traded him, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to Dallas last summer for a package that included Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith. Seguin said he still watches Bruins highlights and checks to see how players are doing, but he isn’t measuring himself up against the players Boston got.

“Not too much at all,” he said. “I still see all the Bruins highlights and still see the Plymouth Whalers highlights from when I played in the OHL and follow up on guys and stats and stuff, but I don’t think I do too much comparing between me and the guys I got traded [for].”

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