Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand broke the long-standing Bruins record in beating Wild
Bergeron and Marchand break the long-standing Bruins record in beating Wild, originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have their names all over the Boston Bruins record book, and these two longtime teammates broke another team record in Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 away win over the Minnesota Wild.
The Bruins came on late in the first half when Jake DeBrusk equalized at one with his 21st goal of the season. Bergeron and Marchand collected assists.
It was the 407th time both Bergeron and Marchand had matched goal (goal or assist) in their careers, breaking the previous Bruins record of 406 set by teammates Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge.
That duo struck again in the third half when Marchand set up Bergeron’s 25th goal of the season to give Boston a 4-2 lead.
The active leaders for teammates calculating the same goal are the Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with 499. The all-time leaders for that record are Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri with 764.
Bergeron and Marchand have played on the same line for more than a decade. They also played a lot together on the power play and penalty shootouts. They have an incredible level of chemistry.
Both are Bruins legends and future Hall of Famers. Each of these guys are also still playing at the elite level. Marchand has 10 consecutive seasons with 20+ goals. Bergeron has eclipsed the 20-goal mark in 13 straight years.
There are many superstar duos in the NHL, but few are more prolific at both ends of the ice than Bergeron and Marchand.
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