Given the way his puck luck has gone over the last few weeks, Tyler Seguin had some negative thoughts when his second period tipped goal was under video review by the NHL.

Did Seguin think it was coming off the board?

“100 percent,” said a smiling Seguin. “The only thing I was thinking on the bench is that it’s not going to count because of a high stick or something. When it happened I was battling with a guy and I put my stick out with my eyes shut, so I wasn’t exactly sure what happened.

“But then I finally saw the replay and didn’t think it was a high stick.”

So instead Seguin’s strike counted as his third goal of the season and Boston’s opening score in a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre, and Claude Julien was giving the 21-year-old credit for his best all-around game of the season after it was all over. The Bruins winger was solid in the defensive end and even broke up an odd-man rush in the first period on a hustling back-check when Zdeno Chara was out of a play with a broken stick.

“It was great to see Seguin score a goal, but more than that he just played a great overall game,” said partner in crime Brad Marchand, who notched the game-winner in the third period. “If you watched him tonight, he was everywhere. He back-checked very hard, he was great in our end, he was shooting the puck and that’s what you need out of him.

“When he plays like that we’re a pretty tough team to beat. When things aren’t going the way you want sometimes you just need a goal like that to get you going.”

That defense led to offense in the second period with the Bruins down 1-0 after an Alex Burmistrov goal. Zdeno Chara lobbed a shot from the right point toward the net and both Seguin and Brad Marchand converged on the shot at the same time. It was Seguin moving toward the cage that got a raised stick on the puck and tipped it past Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

It was one of seven shots attempted by Seguin in victory, and a sign that the Bruins forward has upped his grit game with a greasy goal that won’t necessarily make any highlight reels anytime soon.