Bruins legend and future NHL Hall of Famer Patrice Bergeron will be playing his 1,000th career game tonight at TD Garden against the New York Islanders.
Puck drop's in just a few moments.
Bergeron, 33, has played his entire 15-year career with the Bruins, the longest current tenure on the team. The four-time Frank J. Selke Trophy winner and 2010-11 Stanley Cup champion has registered 778 points (305 goals, 473 assists) with a +/- of 160 through 999 games.
This season, Bergeron has 16 goals and 28 assists in 36 games played (missed 16 in November-December).
New York enters tonight's game with a record of 30-15-6, which is first in the Metropolitan Division; Boston comes in at 28-17-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division.
Let's win number 1,000 for Bergy.