I believe it was Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino’s “walk-up” song that stated, “Every little thing- is gonna’ be alright.”
Well, it is the same scenario with Patrice Bergeron. I know there was a week stretch where Bergeron did not record a point, but it is not what shows up in the stat sheet that defines his play. He is one of the best three zone hockey players there is in the game today.
Last week, Bergeron scored two goals for the Black and Gold shushing any fans who thought Bergeron needed to “get going.”
With eight goals and five assists, Bergeron ranks seventh on the team in points. His plus-8 ranks him in the top five in that category on the team as well.
Bergeron scored in two straight games and admitted after the Columbus Blue Jackets game that he will take the goals any way he can get them.
“I was just trying to put it on net for Loui (Eriksson) to try to tip it and I’m definitely going to take those goals, Bergeron said. “Those bounces my way, I’ll take it and I don’t mind.”
It was a similar goal in which he scored against the New York Rangers on Friday as well, and he knows he needs to get going on the offensive end.
“I’ll take that bounce,” Bergeron said. “It’s one of those that seemed like I haven’t gotten in a while, so I’ll take a bounce like that. But, like I said, it’s a team game. We all need to help out in any way we can and I’m trying to play on both sides of the rink and obviously the offensive part of my game has got to be there too.”
Although Bergeron was concentrating on trying to give his team a lift in the offensive zone, he wanted to most importantly lead his team after one of their worst losses of the season in Detroit a week ago.
If there is one player nobody should worry about-it is Patrice Bergeron. He is one of the most consistent players in the game today. There is not one facet of his game that he does not do well. His productivity may be down in the goal and assist columns, but how about we think of how many times this man has killed a penalty, blocked a shot, back checked or won a face-off?
Bergeron is back on track an the B’s are in first place in the Eastern Conference. Everybody else needs to watch out.