Bruins vs. Flames Recap: Bergeron for President


Bergy scored the game-winning goal on the power-play with 3:24 left in regulation to edge the Flames, 2-1, at HOME.

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Patrice Bergeron may be Canadian, 30 years old and a hockey player, but the man is fit to be President of the United States. Any man who can put a team on his back year after year, lead it in every statistical category imaginable while maintaining a level of perfection I didn’t even know existed is more than capable of leading a country better than Donald Trump can. #Bergeron2016

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Now, as for the rest of the game: The Bruins opened up the game with a high-tempo first 10 minutes or so. The bottom two lines in particular were really moving their feet to push the pace, and just 7:05 into the game, Torey Krug and Landon Ferraro connected for a beautiful goal to break the ice.

Brett Connolly found Krug along the boards, and Krug dished a sick pass to Ferraro through the legs of Flames forward Sam Bennett, setting up a wide-open shot from the slot. Ferraro made no mistake.

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This marks Ferraro’s fifth goal in 41 games with Boston this season. He has been very good for the Bruins since being claimed on waivers, and could be utilized more on the fourth line moving forward.

After the decent start, the B’s struggled to generate any offense until the third period, mainly stemming from the lack of completed passes through the neutral zone. They put just 14 shots on goal through two periods.

The Flames were in a similar situation, with 16 shots through 40 minutes, but Tuukka Rask had to stand tall on multiple occasions to preserve the lead.

Calgary got on the board early in the third to tie things up, and it felt like we knew exactly how this game was going to end. We’ve seen this same game over and over throughout the season at the Garden, and it usually doesn’t end well, but the Perfect One was not about to let that happen.

This was an important win for the Bruins, and although it wasn’t pretty, two points are two points. They currently sit two points behind the Lightning for second in the Atlantic, and one ahead of the Red Wings, both of whom have a game in hand.

Next up: the Chicago Blackhawks. And then, the Washington Capitals. Pray for us.

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Mark Garbino

Journalism major at the University of New Hampshire.

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