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Gregory Campbell is Tyler Seguin’s zen master

Tyler Seguin, David Krejci

Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) celebrates his game-winning goal with David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the overtime period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. The Bruins won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Tyler Seguin hasn’t been much of a force for the Bruins in their first round series with Washington until yesterday. Seguin scored the game-winner in overtime to send the series to a seventh game. Struggling when you’re a big name kid in a city that desires a winner is hard.

Fortunately for Seguin he had his own personal guru in roommate Gregory Campbell. Campbell tells Joe Haggerty of that he’s happy to help take the pressure off a kid eager to do well in a tough town.

“Well, I’m not a motivational speaker,” said Campbell. “I’ve been roommates with him two years now and I’ve developed a relationship where I could tell that he was extremely disappointed [during the week]. He’s a star player. He’s going to be the face of the franchise sooner rather than later. He cares a lot and the growing pains have been there for the last two seasons. “He put together a lot of points for us, but everybody expects so much out of him. He’s had a giant bear on his shoulders out there [in the playoffs].”

Who knew the Bruins got a part-time shrink when they got Campbell from Florida a few seasons ago. Now Boston will hope Seguin can keep the positive mojo rolling along into Wednesday night’s Game 7 as they try to defend the Stanley Cup.