Caron's hat trick leads B's rookies

The Tyler Seguin era officially began -- sort of -- Wednesday night as the Bruins rookies defeated the Islanders rookies 5-2 before 11, 571 at TD Garden.

Seguin, the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's NHL draft, had two assists, but the star of the night was Jordan Caron, the B's first-round pick in 2009, who had a hat trick.

Caron, Maxime Sauve and Lane MacDermid scored for the Bruins in the second period, before Caron scored twice in the third, including an empty netter.

"What I was happy with tonight, and I think the crowd could see it, is the skill," GM Peter Chiarelli told the Boston Globe. "We had an energy line. But on three of those other lines, there was some tremendous skill. A lot of plays were being made. I was trying to remember last year with the rookie tournament. The year before, we were in Shelton. I don't think I saw, in total, the number of plays we made tonight over the course of those games the last two years. That was good to see."

The downer of the night came in the third period when Joe Colborne took a stick to the face and had to be helped off the ice. According to the Globe, Colborne had a broken nose and chipped tooth. Welcome to the NHL.

The teams meet again Thursday night at the Garden.