Patrice Bergeron records fifth career hat trick

Patrice Bergeron (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Patrice Bergeron of Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec recorded his fifth career National Hockey League career hat trick on Sunday. Bergeron scored three goals as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 7-4 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Bergeron scored his first goal of the game at the 11 second mark of the second period from David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand of Halifax, Nova Scotia to tie the game at one goal apiece. Bergeron then made the score 6-2 Boston at 11:39 of the third period from Pastrnak and Marchand again. Then with 45 seconds left in the third period, Bergeron scored into an empty net from Pastrnak and Marchand to close out the scoring and give Boston a 7-4 win.

Bergeron is now averaging a point per game to start the season. He has five goals and six assists for 11 points in 11 games, is a +7 with four penalty minutes, four power play points, 40 shots on goal, 126 faceoff wins, five blocked shots, eight hits, eight takeaways and five giveaways.

With Bergeron’s strong offensive numbers, plus/minus, a 56.8% winning percentage in taking faceoffs and the fact he has more takeaways than giveaways, he has already put himself in a position to win his fifth career Selke Trophy. The Bruins are currently second in the Atlantic Division with 18 points.




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