Patrice Bergeron Awarded NHL’s Second Star Of The Week


Feb 28, 2013; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) hands a young fan a stick after defeating the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in overtime at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins are having a pretty good season and most of their success can be attributed to the line of Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand as well as goaltender Tuukka Rask

The line of Bergy, Segs and Marshy has been deadly since the start of the season and continually play against the top talent opposing teams have to offer. With the points and wins, accolades usually follow and this week is no exception.

Bergeron has been named the NHL’s 2nd star of the week. An honor for a player who usually goes unnoticed because he does the little things right and plays clean.

From Too Many Men on the Site: “The second star of the week is Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins. As if losing to their rivals last night and being knocked out of first place wasn’t enough, Bergeron is runner-up to Pacioretty. Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. Second star is still an honor and Bergeron had a nice week offensively, matching Pacioretty’s ability to register a point in all four games and tying him with seven points (2 goals, 5 assists). On the season Bergeron has 5 goals and 13 assists and is an impressive plus-15.”

He’s always been a favorite of mine and I’m glad he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. Bergeron has always been known for his great two-way play, but its nice to see he’s finally playing with some guys that have offensive talent and Bergy is thriving at both ends of the ice.

Bergeron won the Frank J. Selke award after last season, it’s an award given to the NHL player that is deemed the best defensive-forward in the league.