Patrice Bergeron C BOS 2 weeks ago

Bergeron won the 2015 Selke Trophy for the NHL forward "who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." This is the third time in four seasons the center has won the award.

It was once again a well-earned trophy for Bergeron, as he lead the Bruin's with 55 points in 81 games and also had an NHL-best 60.2 faceoff win percentage on the year. Bergeron is now one of only five players to have win the award three times.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 2 months ago

Bergeron is a finalist for the 2014-15 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded by the NHL annually "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game."

The other finalists are Chicago's Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar of the Kings, with the same trio as last season thus up for the award, which Bergeron earned for the second time in 2013-14. While Bergeron's plus/minus rating took a hit (from plus-38 last year to plus-2 this season), the dip was indicative of the team's issues as a whole, rather than a downturn in Bergeron's play. En route to leading the B's with 55 points in 81 games, Bergeron also recorded an NHL-best 60.2 faceoff percentage in 2014-15.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 3 months ago

Bergeron opened the scoring in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.

Bergeron's tally gave the Bruins a leg up in the second period, but they were unable to sustain the momentum, ultimately being outscored by Florida, 3-1 in period three, in a game with huge playoff implications for the B's. As a result, the Bruins' chances of re-entering the postseason equation hinge on the Senators and/or the Penguins (if they don't clinch Friday) stumbling on Saturday. Through 80 games, Bergeron leads the Bruins with 55 points, though his plus-1 rating is well off last season's pace, when he recorded a plus-38 mark.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 3 months ago

Bergeron notched his 22nd goal of the season in regulation and then scored the game's only goal in the shootout in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Clutch. And that's just what Boston needs to stay in the playoff race. Bergeron now has 54 points on the season, but he hasn't had the same kind of solid, two-way season that we've come to expect. That's more about the team's overall play than his own, but it does impact his fantasy value.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 3 months ago

Bergeron, who missed most of the second period of Thursday's 3-2 win over Detroit after getting cut by a stick to the face, wound up needing 20 stitches, the Boston Globe reports.

Bergeron, who returned to action at the start of the third period, ended up seeing 14:07 worth of ice time in the game. Upon his return to the ice on Thursday, Bergeron sported a full shield, which he indicated limited his vision. With that in mind, Bergeron hopes to return to using his standard half-shield Saturday against Toronto. Through 77 games, Bergeron leads the Bruins in scoring, with 53 points, while averaging 18:04 worth of ice time and winning face-offs at an impressive 60 percent clip.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 3 months ago

Bergeron notched an assist in Saturday's win over the Rangers, extending his point streak to five games.

Bergeron has enjoyed two other scoring runs of the same length this season. The two-way center is poised to fall short of 62-point total he produced in 2013-14, but with 21 goals and 32 assists across 74 games, he certainly hasn't been a slouch.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 4 months ago

Bergeron scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to Florida. The goal was his 20th of the season and his 50th point, too.

Unfortunately, he was stymied by Roberto Luongo in the shootout. He does have a point in each of his last two games and both have come on the power play. But unless he fires up his game, Bergeron may deliver his lowest point totals (outside the lockout year) since 2009-10.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 4 months ago

Bergeron potted a goal in regulation and found net in the shootout to lift the Lightning to a victory.

Bergeron has been surging since the All-Star break, compiling eight goals and 16 points over 19 games while attempting three shot attempts per contest. The center is poised to fall a bit short of last season's 30 goals, but an uptick in his assist rate still makes another 60-point campaign attainable.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 4 months ago

Bergeron generated a goal and assist and attempted six shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Bergeron finishes February with six goals and five assists, tying his highest point total for any other month of the season. The two-way center hasn't noticed much of a drop in scoring from a season earlier, but a sizable fallback in his plus/minus rating (plus-38 in 2013-14, plus-4 in 2014-15) has resulted in a slight decline in his overall fantasy value.

Patrice Bergeron C BOS 4 months ago

Bergeron tallied a goal and two assists -- one on the power play -- in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Blackhawks.Bergeron's three point outing highlights what's been an incredibly impressive stretch as the 29-year-old has grabbed nine points in nine February contests. It's the third time he's reached three points in a game this season, and brings his total to 42 through 58 games to go along with a plus-3 rating.