The Bruins collectively grew playoff beards for their Stanley Cup Finals run this season, as they’ve done in years past (See Zdeno Chara). This year, the bearded Bergeron assured his No. 37 of ending up in the TD Garden rafters with his play throughout the postseason.
His Game 7 overtime goal against Toronto this year capped off one of the most emotional victories in the history of Boston sports, never mind the Bruins. Toronto stronger? In your [expletive] dreams, pal.
The next time he needs a shave, perhaps he can borrow the dagger from NESN’s Jack Edwards. Bergeron’s on-ice heroics continued against the Blackhawks – when he played at various times through a separated shoulder, torn cartilage, a cracked rib, and, of course, that punctured lung. He looked like a an Army Ranger just back from a mission each time he wore the Bruins team player of the game Army Ranger jacket during the playoffs.