Bergeron and Marchand break old Bruins record in win vs. Wild originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have their names all over the Boston Bruins record book and these two longtime teammates broke another team record in Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild.
The Bruins got on the board late in the first period as Jake DeBrusk tied the score at one with his 21st goal of the season. Bergeron and Marchand got assists on goal.
It was the 407th time both Bergeron and Marchand had accounted for the same goal (scoring or assisting) in their careers, breaking the previous Bruins record of 406 set by teammates Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge.
This duo struck again in the third period as Marchand recorded Bergeron’s 25th goal of the season to give Boston a 4–2 lead.
The active leaders for teammates counting in the same goal are Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals at 499. The all-time leaders for this record are Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri at 764.
Bergeron and Marchand have been playing along the same line for more than ten years. They also played together a lot on power play and penalty kill. They have an incredible level of chemistry.
Both are Bruins legends and future Hall of Famers. Each of these guys is also still playing at the elite level. Marchand has 10 consecutive seasons with more than 20 goals. Bergeron has crossed the 20-goal mark in 13 consecutive years.
There are many superstar duos in the NHL, but few are more prolific on both ends of the ice than Bergeron and Marchand.