BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, February 11, that Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been named the NHL's second star of the week for the week ending February 10.
Bergeron scored two goals in his 1,000th career NHL game on Tuesday, February 5, against the New York Islanders, becoming the 334th NHL player to achieve that milestone, the 12th to do so this season, and the 31st to play all of his career games with one team. He is the 5th Bruin to play 1,000 games in a Boston uniform, joining Ray Bourque (1,518), John Bucyk (1,436), Don Sweeney (1,052) and Wayne Cashman (1,027). On Wednesday, February 6, Bergeron tallied one goal and six shots on goal in 19:29 time on ice in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout loss at N.Y. Rangers. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound center notched the game-winning goal in overtime, in addition to two assists, in the team's 5-4 win over Los Angeles on Saturday, February 9. The overtime winner capped off a night at TD Garden in which Bergeron was honored during a pregame ceremony with his family for reaching the 1,000-game milestone. To finish off the week, Bergeron recorded the primary assist on Brad Marchand's overtime game winner in the Bruins' 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Sunday afternoon. In four games this week, he totaled four goals and three assists for seven points with a plus-six rating.