Bergeron scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa. It's Bergeron's first goal and second point of the postseason. He needs to be on the top of his game for the Bruins to make noise in the playoffs. So far, so good. The series is knotted at one.
Bergeron scored a pair of goals, including an empty-netter, and posted five shots in a 5-2 victory against the Panthers. His late-season surge continued Saturday -- the 31-year-old is now averaging a point per game since Feb. 23, but he still just hit the 20-goal mark Saturday. That's down from a career-best 32 goals in 2015-16. Bergeron isn't beating goaltenders with much consistency this season, as his shooting percentage sits a tick above 7.0 percent. Prior to 2016-17, he was scoring on 10 percent of his shots. Other than his low shooting percentage, though, Bergeron is producing numbers pretty much on par with his career norms.
Bergeron, who was given a maintenance day Sunday, recorded four shots and four PIM in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. Prior to Monday's contest, Bergeron had recorded points in four straight games and eight points in seven contests overall. The Bruins' stellar two-way pivot will look to get back in the scoring mix Tuesday against Ottawa, with his chances of doing so aided by the fact that his left winger, Brad Marchand, has been on a tear of late.
Bergeron (undisclosed) returned to the ice Monday, after being given a maintenance day Sunday. Based on the Bruins' lines at Monday's morning skate, it looks like Bergeron should be a go for the team's evening tilt against the Maple Leafs. Meanwhile, with David Backes initially not spotted on the ice, Jimmy Hayes skated on Bergeron's right wing, along with Brad Marchand.
Bergeron took a maintenance day Sunday but coach Bruce Cassidy indicated he's questionable for Monday's game against the Maple Leafs, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Bergeron has been hot for the Bruins recently, notching 14 points in his last 11 games. His absence Monday would certainly be a blow for them against a formidable Toronto club, but a confirmed status for the veteran should surface on game day, as the morning skate could be a telling sign of his potential availability for that contest. Riley Nash subbed in his place on the top line during Sunday's practice session.
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