The Boston Bruins veteran center showed how much he meant to the team this season. Patrice Bergeron continues to be the straw that stirs the Bruins drink.
Patrice Bergeron is one of the most loved guys in Boston sports. The Boston Bruins center seems to play the game the right way.
There is no severe flaw in his game. In the 2017-2018, season Bergeron continued to prove that he is the powderkeg that causes the Bruins offense to explode.
Bergeron missed the first five games of the season with a mysterious lower-body injury. The Bruins were surviving with a record just shy of .500.
As you watched the game there was something missing in the Bruins style of play, and when Bergeron returned it was clear what that was.
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In Bergeron’s first game back he had a goal and three assists. Everything seemed to be clicking. The defense improved, the goaltending improved, everything was better.
Bergeron would go on to have a great season. He ended the regular season with 30 goals and 33 assists.
He was one of the top 3 scorers on the team even though he only played 64 games. Also Bergeron once again had a great faceoff percentage landing in the top 10 in the entire NHL winning 57.31%.
Bergeron is just a phenomenal two-way player. No matter where he is on the ice he always seems to make the right move and help his team.
A battered Bergeron
The one thing that has to worry Bruins fan entering the offseason is all the injuries Bergeron had this season. Bergeron ended up missing time due to 4 separate injuries. That’s a lot especially for a 32-year-old who will be 33 next season. Bergeron needs to stay healthy as we saw how much it affected the team this season.
Patrice Bergeron has already cemented his place in Bruins folklore and will definitely have a spot in the rafters once he retires.