Last night, Patrice Bergeron gave a lesson on how to play like a boss.
Granted, he’s always exceptional in my opinion, but last night vs. the Panthers, #37 really was the #1 star of the game.
And as if that wasn’t enough, he scored the crucial goal in the shootout to keep the Bruins’ chances alive, allowing David Krecji to score the SO Winner.
Most of the time, Bergeron’s play isn’t fancy or stuff that is going to make it on NHL on the Fly, but what it is, is solid, consistent and smart.
And with a nickname like “The Professor”, would you really expect anything less?
Sometimes, when you win, it ain’t so pretty. It’s okay. It doesn’t have to be. A win is a win, but this one was sorta ooglay. Bruins, for some reason, have struggled against the teams in the Southeast division this season but managed to pull out a win and 2 points thanks to the skill of their assistant captain. [ Check out Bergy’s Post-game presser here. ]
Tonight, Bruins take on the Lightning. Normally this match-up would have us more excited, but TB is struuuugling. Like Buttercup and Wesley in the Fire Swamp quicksand.
They are 17-23-4 and on a 3 game losing streak. We want them to be better because we adore Stamkos and Squishy and Matt Gilroy (Go BU!), but things just aren’t looking good for the Bolts – despite Stamkos being 2nd in the league in points (50) and leading the league in goals (30).
Tampa Bay, we have a problem.
But at least they are purty to look at.