Patrice Bergeron leads Bruins to second round of 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Patrice Bergeron (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Patrice Bergeron of L’Ancienne Lorette, Quebec is continuing his excellent play for the Boston Bruins in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Wednesday in game seven of the first round of their Stanley Cup playoffs series versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bergeron led the Bruins in scoring with one goal and two assists for three points in a 7-4 victory. 

Bergeron recorded his first point with a goal at 19:23 of the first period from Kevan Miller and David Backes. The goal put the Bruins up 3-2 at the time. Bergeron then got an assist on the game tying goal for the Bruins at 1:10 of the third period. Bruins defenseman Torey Krug rifled a shot that beat Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen that tied the game at four. Bergeron then picked up his third point with an assist on a goal by David Pastrnak at 11:39 of the third period which put the Bruins up 6-4 at the time.

Bergeron was one of six Bruins with a multi-point game. David Krjeci notched three assists, Jake DeBrusk of Edmonton, Alberta had two goals, Brad Marchand of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Pastrnak each had one goal and one assist, and Miller had two assists.

In the series, Bergeron had one goal and seven assists for eight points in six games. The Bruins will now face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.

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