By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
dangolka (CBS) — Patrice Bergeron is probably not the one greatest hockey participant at anyone specific factor, however he’s among the many highest at nearly all the things. Consequently, he’s earned a popularity as the proper participant.
You by no means know fairly when that’s going to point out itself. And neither did the Carolina Hurricanes.
With simply seconds remaining within the second interval of a 1-1 sport on Wednesday, Bergeron scored a purpose that modified the sport and really properly might change the collection.
With the Bruins on the ability play, Bergeron skated from in entrance of the web towards the top boards to retrieve a rebound. With a delicate look over his shoulder to trick everybody into considering he’d be sending a go to a teammate, Bergeron as an alternative quickly spun and fired the puck towards Petr Mrazek’s toes.
The Carolina netminder did not see that one coming, and because of this the puck kicked in off his decrease physique and into the web.
This was an clever choice.#NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/Q678f3rzas
— dangolka Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 19, 2020
The purpose — which crossed the road with lower than four seconds left within the second interval — was enormous, fully altering the collective psyche of the Hurricanes as they entered the third interval whereas now staring elimination within the face.
From an IMPOSSIBLE ANGLE!
The @NHLBruins take the lead within the final seconds of the second interval. #NHLBruins | #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/BvwWkz1CXG
— #StanleyCup Playoffs on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) August 19, 2020
Bergeron — who assisted on David Krejci’s purpose earlier within the interval, which was scored on a penalty drawn by Bergeron — set free a smile after that one.
The purpose was Bergeron’s second of the postseason, throughout which he has six factors in eight video games performed.