BOSTON — It’s a play that could be called a one-in-a-million shot.
Well, maybe the odds aren’t that steep, but the play was still pretty high-stakes.
With the puck about to exit the Washington zone on a Boston Bruins power play, forward Patrice Bergeron dove forward and to his left to keep it in. Had he missed, the Capitals would’ve been off to the races on a shorthanded breakaway.
But Bergeron got it, got back to his feet and set up Marc Savard for the game-tying goal in the second period. Bergeron’s heroic play was just one of many contributions he and his fellow returnees made in the Bruins’ 3-2 win over the Capitals tonight at TD Banknorth Garden.
“You know, I went for it,” Bergeron said. “I knew it was kind of a risky play, but I mean, if you don’t try sometimes you don’t get any results, so it worked.” (more…)