Five Minute Major: Boston Bruins’ Fate May Be in Patrice Bergeron’s Hand

January 5th, 2010 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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There is a saying that New York is the “City That Never Sleeps” and after last night’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers in the Big Apple, it is safe to say that the Bruins fans — and especially those who wear the Black and Gold — had trouble getting rest.

The B’s, fresh off an emotional high thanks to a comeback walkoff win at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day, had no carryover in the beginning of the game against the Blueshirts. Boston fell behind 1-0, thanks to four penalties in the first 9:58 of the game.

Trailing by two late in the game, the Bruins put together one of their patented last-ditch comebacks, scoring twice in 1:26 to knot the game at 2-2. However, the shine wore off pretty quick as the Rangers scored with 1:29 to play for the 3-2 win.

The Bruins in no way deserved to win the game, let alone steal a point. Claude Julien said as much after the game, but more on that later. Rather, the biggest development in the game came in the second period when Patrice Bergeron was hit on the hand by a Dennis Wideman shot and did not return.

Bergeron was ...

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