BOSTON — The Ottawa Senators had no answer for Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron early in Monday’s Columbus Day matinee at TD Garden.
UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 10 at 3:20 p.m. ET): Make that a hat trick for Bergeron. He tallied his third goal of the game on a fortuitous bounce off Senators defenseman Cody Ceci’s skate in the third period. It’s Bergeron’s fourth career hat trick and fourth goal of the season.
ORIGINAL STORY: The veteran center scored a pair of goals in the first period, giving him three total for the season.
Bergeron’s first tally came just 30 seconds into the game when he crashed the net and pounced on a rebound.
His second strike came toward the end of the period during Boston’s second power play of the afternoon. Bergeron received a pass from linemate Brad Marchand and quickly ripped a shot past Sens goalie Mike Condon.
Bergeron got Monday’s home opener off to a great start for the Bruins, who, with a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period, appear well on their way to a fifth straight win over the Senators.