In Game 7 against Toronto, Patrice Bergeron scored the two most critical goals of 2013. Bergeron netted the tying goal in the final minute. In overtime, he busted a 4-4 tie to launch the Bruins into the second round.
Bergeron’s defensive play has been equally critical in propelling the Bruins into the playoffs.
On Wednesday, Bergeron was named a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forwards. Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews were the other finalists. Bergeron won the award last season for the first time in his career. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.