Bergeron Nets Game-Winner In Overtime On The Same Day The Bruins Honor Him For Reaching 1,000 Games Played
Yesterday afternoon, the Bruins hosted the LA Kings and won 5-4 in overtime. Scoring the game-winner was Patrice Bergeron, capping off a three-point day.
Prior to the game, the team held a ceremony for Bergeron, congratulating him for reaching the 1,000 games played milestone. Here it is below:
The Kings' Twitter account was sure to show respect for the four-time Selke winner:
The game that followed was exciting. Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, the Bruins scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead, before two Kings' goals knotted things up at four, where things stayed until overtime.
Just 1:27 into the final five minutes, the Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk tripped David Krejci, giving the Bruins a 4-on-3 man advantage for two minutes. Of those two minutes, they only needed 67 seconds, as Bergeron sent everyone home happy:
Just another big-time moment in the eventual Hall of Fame career of Bergeron, as his game-winner officially marked his sixth straight 20-goal season and 10th overall.
Bergeron joined Charlie McAvoy (2nd), Danton Heinen (8th), Krejci (12th), and Brad Marchand (SHG, 20th) in the goal-scoring department on Saturday; he also came up with this highlight-reel type assist on McAvoy's goal to open the scoring in the second:
A no-look pass that nailed McAvoy's stick right on the sweet spot. One of his prettier career assists, for sure. Vintage Bergeron.
The Bruins improved to 30-17-8 with the win on Bergy's big day, while the Kings dropped to 23-27-5.