BOSTON – Brad Marchand seems quite high by Patrice Bergeron, at least.
And who could blame him?
Bergeron, who played in his 1,000. Career Game Tuesday vs. New York Islanders, was honored before Saturday's match against the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden. And all the star center made was dish out two aids and score a game-winning overtime goal in Boston's 5-4 victory.
After the game, Brad Marchand was asked if "pro" is an appropriate word to describe his linemate.
"Yes or God. One of the two," said Marchand. "No, he is. He is the ultimate pro, the way he performs and prepares every day and proves consistent and in the great moments continues to prove himself. Words, but I think God is a little more appropriate. "
Hey, that's a way to put it on.
Bergeron now has 20 goals and 30 helps through the 39 game game. At age 33, he continues to cement his status as one of the best and most beloved Bruins from all the time.
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