The captain finally has arrived.
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his first goal of the season in Thursday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, putting Boston up 1-0 at 11:03 of the first period.
The one-timer came on the power play with Detroit’s Vladislav Namestnikov in the box for playing without a helmet. Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy were credited with the helpers on the point.
Bergeron had +1000 odds to score the first goal of the game and was +165 to score at all via DraftKings Sportsbook, so fans who took the bait could have scored a healthy payout here, too.