Tyler Seguin did not finish the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs with the kind of stat line he wanted. He scored one goal and had seven assists, one of which was a beauty last night on Chris Kelly’s tally in the first period. For him, it fell short of expectations. He wasn’t hanging his head, but he was as devastated as anyone else after the stunning, 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks. “I’ve never felt anything like this,” Seguin said. “I’ve never cried for as long as this until tonight. It sucks, but I love the guys in this locker room, and I’m going to miss them this offseason, but I’m going to make sure I’m working even harder for next year.” Seguin said “90 percent” of the team was playing through some sort of injury, and he intimated that he, too, was dealing with a physical woe, though he wouldn’t specify. “I don’t know. I don’t want to say. I’ll talk to you guys (tomorrrow). I’ve had the same problems my whole life,” Seguin said. Who knows what exactly that problem is, but ESPN Boston reported last year that Seguin was dealing with a congenital hip problem that might eventually need surgery. Seguin would not confirm that but said, “I’ve got to see the docs tomorrow and see what they say.” While it wasn’t a great postseason for Seguin, he did play one of his better games last night. “I played I don’t know how many games. Even though I don’t regret going to Europe, I definitely felt zeros pouring on in the end in the playoffs,” Seguin said. “I gave it everything I had in the tank tonight. I have no regrets looking back. Obviously I would have liked to pop a few goals for my teammates, but I’ve just got to move on and learn from it and realize I’m still young, and have a great offseason to get ready for next year.” Seguin said he’ll head into the offseason with a purpose. He said last night he was spurred on by the play and courage of his teammates.
Tyler Seguin feels hurt of loss
Boston Herald | Jun 25