"I never really see a more hungry guy in the defensive zone. I said that before, I think he even likes to be in the defensive zone. I think he loves it," Jagr said after the Bruins won Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Monday night at TD Garden.
"He's just, you know, he's so responsible with every puck and he wants to win every puck on the boards in the defensive zone. So it makes it a lot easier for me and [Brad Marchand]."
Bergeron makes the most of every second he's in the defensive zone, although that isn't usually a lot of time when he's playing his best and helping get pucks out. In the win Monday night against Chicago that put the Bruins up 2-1 in the best-of-7 series heading into Game 4 on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, RDS), Bergeron's stick was in every passing lane, he was positioned almost perfectly for every battle and he proved how much he loves to win faceoffs.