Berglund netted a pair of goals with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's game against the Avalanche. Berglund's first marker was his 20th of the season. It is the third 20-goal campaign of his NHL career, and first since the 2010-11 season. He had slowed a bit over the past 14 games, netting just two goals, but he equaled that in Tuesday's victory. Berglund remains useful as a depth player in pools of 12 or more teams.
Berglund signed a five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with the Blues on Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Blues fan or not, you've got to admire Berglund's loyalty to the St. Louis organization -- he's been with the Notes since they took him 25th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and Mike Yeo -- who recently succeeded Ken Hitchcock as head coach after the latter was fired -- evidently is a big fan of the veteran pivot, who has collected 17 goals in 60 games this season. "When you think about Bergy being physical, when you think about him controlling pucks in the offensive zone, getting to the net, these are things that make him extremely difficult to defend and I think he's doing that very consistently right now," Yeo said.
Berglund recorded a hat trick in a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday. The center has been red hot this month, scoring six goals in the past five games. He had six goals in all of January and just 11 scores the entire season before February. On Saturday, he scored on every shot he took, including one on the empty net late in the third. Berglund has 17 goals and 24 points this season.
Berglund scored a goal on a team-high five shots and added three hits over 19:57 of ice time in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win against Toronto. The goal was his third in the past four games and continues a scoring uptick that began mid-December. Berglund, who had one goal in the season's first 30 games, has potted 13 over the last 25.
Berglund scored a goal on three shots with three hits, two takeaways and a blocked shot over 17:41 of ice time in St. Louis' 6-4 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday. Berglund, who also won 12 of 21 faceoffs, was playing his 600th career NHL game, all with the Blues. At one point this season, when the big Swede had just one goal through 30 games, it didn't look like he'd last until his 600th game, but he's been one of the hotter forwards in the league of late. Since then, he's scored 10 goals over 15 games (35.7 shooting percentage), including three in the last two games.
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