Bergeron named NHL's No. 2 Star

Bergeron named NHL's No. 2 Star
March 31, 2014, 3:30 pm
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It seems like at this point Bruins players are just taking turns as one of three NHL Player of the Week honorees each and every seven day period.

This time it was Patrice Bergeron named as the NHL’s No. 2 Star of the Week sandwiched in between Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris and St. Louis Blues shootout specialist T.J. Oshie. Bergeron is in the middle of a bountiful offensive stretch scoring goals in seven consecutive games, the first Bruins player since Geoff Courtnall to score in seven consecutive games back in the 1985-86 season. Bruins President Cam Neely actually scored goals in eight consecutive games from December 9-23, 1990, and that will be the record Bergeron will be trying to match when the Bruins travel to Detroit to face off against the Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Bergeron (5-1—6) found the back of the net in all four games, extending his goal-scoring streak to seven contests (8-2—10) while helping the Bruins maintain the top spot in the NHL standings. After tallying Boston’s lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens March 24, Bergeron scored twice, including his seventh game-winner of the season, in a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks March 27. He then added 1-1—2 in a 4-2 triumph over the Washington Capitals March 29 and wrapped up the week with his 27th goal of the season, plus another tally in the shootout, in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers March 30.

Bergeron has appeared in 75 games this season with his customary elite level of defense against the league’s best offensive players, and has posted 27 goals and 29 assists for 56 points while ranking second in the NHL with a +36 rating behind teammate David Krejci (plus-37). Bergeron follows Jarome Iginla, who was named the No. 3 Star of the Week last week en route to the 13 goals he scored in the month of March.