If this was the end for Patrice Bergeron, it was quite the career.
It most certainly was not the ending Bergeron, or anyone invested in the Boston Bruins, hoped for in 2022-23. Not even close. But it was obvious after the Panthers took Game 7 in overtime that the Bruins were treating the aftermath as if they’d be greeting Bergeron for the final time while sharing a spoked ‘B’ sweater. Just in case.
And as you’d expect, the scene produced some emotional images.