Patrice Bergeron is the NHL’s First Star of the Week after a massive three-game run. The Bruins center scored five goals and seven points in three contests, including four tallies on Saturday against the Hurricanes.
Bergeron kicked off his superlative week with a goal against the New York Islanders in the Bruins’ 5-1 win on Tuesday. Four days later, he exploded for four goals and an assist in Boston’s 7-1 win over Carolina on Saturday.
The B’s finished off the week with a disappointing overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. They held a 5-3 lead at one point only to cough it up in the third period and OT. But in any event, Bergeron registered an assist in the game to complete one of the most productive weeks of his career.
Patrice Bergeron: By The Numbers
— Bergeron also passed a career milestone during his four-goal performance. His second score notched his 700th career point. As a result, he’s at 703 points total and seventh all-time in Bruins franchise history. He needs 90 more to tie Wayne Cashman for sixth.
— No. 37 is now up to 16 goals and 16 assists in 35 games this season. That’s a 75-point pace over the course of an 82-game season.
— Despite missing time to start the season, Bergeron leads the Bruins with 131 shots on goal.
— Bergeron also leads the Bruins in plus-minus with a plus-20 rating (tied with Zdeno Chara). He’s fifth in the NHL in that category. Furthermore, he’s second among all forwards behind only the Blues’ Jaden Schwartz.
Now, Bergeron gets a much-deserved five days of rest between games. And he may need it, considering that he took a hard shot to his knee area during the Bruins’ loss on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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