BostonBruins.com - For the better part of four years, the Bruins have come to expect the spectacular from their top trio of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak.
All three bring their own unique attributes to the table, making them the perfect complements for each other and, to many, the best line in the National Hockey League.
Their prowess was particularly evident on Sunday night, as the triumvirate combined to deliver a dazzling sequence that ended with the eventual winning goal in Boston's 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the second round.
It was the perfect display of their individual talents, one that could have been pulled straight from a hockey textbook. There was Marchand starting things off with a pesky race for the puck that ended behind the net. Followed by a Bergeron backcheck worthy of a Selke Trophy of its own. Then a feathery, no-look backhand feed from Pastrnak. And, finally, Marchand with an authoritative, doorstep finish for, at that point, a 3-0 Bruins lead just 1:17 into the third.