Patrice Bergeron Earns Back-To-Back 30 Goal Seasons

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 01: Patrice Bergeron
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 01: Patrice Bergeron /

The Boston Bruins have asked a lot of Patrice Bergeron during his career.  Bergeron has calmly met (and often exceeded) those expectations every time. In his fifteen-year career with the Black and Gold, he’s earned Boston a Stanley Cup and is a four-time winner of the Selke Award.

Bergeron wasn’t on track for a banner season. Bergeron sustained a serious injury back in a game against the Stars last November that kept him out for 16 games. With Bergeron’s injury, the team wasn’t betting the farm on him having a banner year with the Black and Gold.

Once again, Patrice Bergeron has exceeded expectations. The 33-year old Quebec native has been one of the most reliable players for the Black and Gold this season. Tonight’s performance was no exception. #37 put up a three-point (two-goal game) to help the Bruins easily skate past the Devils in a 5-1 rout in New Jersey.

Bergeron started off the scoring for the Black and Gold late in the first period.  The Bruins top line undressed Devils netminder Cory Schneider and gave the mathematically eliminated New Jersey squad a taste of how rough the evening was going to go for them.

Sure, the second goal of the night was an empty-netter, but it was good enough to cap off the three-point game for the Bruins alternate captain. It also earned him # 30 for the season making him the third member of the Black and Gold (behind Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak) to light the lamp 30 times or more this season.

Bergeron has been on a tear as of late. In his last five games, Bergeron has put up eight points (four goals) for Boston. He’s been a +6 with 18 recorded shots on goal in that time period.

Bergeron has been busy climbing his way up the points ladder with the Bruins and in the league. He’s now second overall in points in Boston (71) and is currently ranked 30th of all players in the NHL.

Did I forget to mention he’s a lock for another Selke nomination?

Patrice Bergeron now has five seasons with 30-plus goals with Boston. This is also his first back-to-back 30 goal season of his career. It’s been a season of milestones for him. He played in his 1000th game earlier in the season and recently racked up 800 career points, all while wearing the spoked ‘B’.