Patrice Bergeron earns 1,000th point in Bruins' win

 | November 23, 2022

Boston grabbed their seventh-straight win along with a milestone for one of their players.

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With a second-period assist, Patrice Bergeron earned his 1,000th career point and helped the Boston Bruins secure a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Not only is this a notable mark for Bergeron but for the team as well, grabbing their seventh straight win of the season.

After the goal, Brad Marchand (the goal-scorer) pointed at Bergeron and the Boston bench cleared to celebrate with the 37-year-old.

Bergeron said: “That was probably the most special thing about it. All the guys kind of jump on and share that with them. It's great. That's something I will remember for a long time.”

There are only three other Boston Bruins players to meet this milestone, Ray Bourque (1,506), Johnny Bucyk (1,339), and Phil Esposito (1,012).

Esposito was actually at the game as the Lightning radio broadcaster. Bergeron became the 41st player to have 1,000 points with one franchise.

Boston coach Jim Montgomery added: “The players love him. I joked around the other day, I'm like, if he had any kind of cheat in his game he might have 1,200 points already, or 1,300.

“He's just so dedicated to playing the game the right way and helping the team have success.”

Boston needs two wins to match the 1929-30 Bruins squad that started the season a franchise-best 19-2.

Montgomery continued, comparing Bergeron to Bob Gainey: “I think historically Bob Gainey's been the best defensive player in the game.

“I had the fortune of watching him in his hey-day with Montreal. What Patrice has done as a center, there is so much more responsibility, he might go ahead of Bob as the greatest of all-time.”

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