By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
dangolka (CBS) — Sport 5, in a bubble, going through elimination, down a purpose, on the facility play. Appears like the right time for Patrice Bergeron to lively Full Bergeron Mode.
The Bruins’ residing legend is thought extensively across the hockey world for being nominated virtually yearly for the Selke Trophy as top-of-the-line two-way ahead within the sport. Over time, the award’s come to sort of come to be thought-about “finest defensive ahead.”
Bergeron definitely suits that invoice, however he’s nonetheless obtained loads to supply on the offensive finish. He confirmed that on Monday evening.
With the Bruins on a considerably lifeless energy play, Bergeron knew what Mikhail Sergachev was going to do with the puck earlier than Mikhail Sergachev knew what Mikhail Sergachev was going to do with the puck. Bergeron learn Sergachev and stepped in his clearing lane, casually grabbing the lofted puck out of mid-air to keep up possession within the offensive finish.
Bergeron then whirled up and down the half-wall, drawing the eye of each blue jersey to him. Bergeron then drifted to the nook, ready to get the best lane to David Krejci, again on the prime of the alternative faceoff circle.
With Barclay Goodrow reaching his towards Bergeron, the Bruins ahead nonchalantly despatched a backhand saucer go that landed straight on Krejci’s tape.
It was a murals.
From there, the supreme imaginative and prescient and expertise from Krejci arrange a one-time alternative for David Pastrnak with a principally open web to goal for. The NHL’s main purpose scorer doesn’t miss from there. The Bruins tied the sport at 1-1.
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Given the Bruins’ place, the play is unlikely to completely resuscitate the Bruins’ Stanley Cup aspirations. But with elimination hanging over their heads, it’s no shock in any respect that it was Bergeron who initiated the play to get the Bruins’ heads above water at a important juncture of the season.