Tyler Seguin started the playoffs with skates blazing and a stick loaded for attack.
In Game 1, Seguin ripped off a team-best seven shots. Seguin hammered a shot off the crossbar. In Game 2, Seguin led the Bruins again, this time by thumping James Reimer with eight pucks.
In Toronto, during Games 3 and 4, Seguin’s offensive presence went missing. Seguin had just two shots in Game 3. Seguin was even quieter in Game 4, when he landed only one shot on goal.
Seguin, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron have not scored an even-strength goal. Bergeron scored the trio’s first goal on the power play in Game 4. The offensive struggles of Seguin’s unit have not been exposed because of the dominance of Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.