Tyler Seguin steps up his game 

May, 19, 2011

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Boston, like much of the hockey world, is firmly on the Tyler Seguin bandwagon now, and with good reason.

By scoring four points against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period of his second career playoff game Tuesday to help the Bruins even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece, last year's second overall pick is the man of the moment heading into Game 3 on Thursday night in Florida.

Seguin's biggest fan right now, however, might be Patrice Bergeron.

Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.