Bruins Center Patrice Bergeron Named NHL’s Second Star Of The Week

by NESN Staff

March 31, 2014

Tuukka Rask, Patrice BergeronBoston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named the NHL’s second star for the week, the league announced Monday.

Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris and St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie were named first and third stars of the week, respectively.

Bergeron tallied five goals last week, including the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, along with one assist. The 28-year-old has registered a goal in seven consecutive games (eight total goals), dating to March 18 against the New Jersey Devils, which marks a career high goal streak.

The Quebec City native is second on the Bruins in goals (27), third in points (56) and tied for fifth in assists with linemate Reilly Smith (29). Bergeron’s plus-36 rating ranks second in the NHL, and his faceoff percentage of 58.8 ranks third. The centerman’s 954 faceoff wins top the NHL.

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