Bergeron and Marchand break longtime Bruins record in wins vs. Wild originally appeared nbc sports boston
Patris bergeron And Brad Marchand’s name is in the Boston Bruins record books, and these two longtime teammates broke another team record during a 5-2 road win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon.
The Bruins got on the board late in the first period when Jake DeBrusk evened the score with his 21st goal of the season. Bergeron and Marchand assisted on the goal.
It was the 407th time that both Bergeron and Marchand factored in the same goal (scoring or assist) in their careers, breaking the previous Bruins record of 406 set by teammates Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge.
The pair struck again in the third period when Marchand scored Bergeron’s 25th goal of the season to give Boston a 4–2 lead.
Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals, at 499, are the active leaders for teammates involved in the same goal. The all-time leaders for this record are Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri with 764.
Bergeron and Marchand have played on the same line for over a decade. They have also played tons together on the power play and penalty kill. They have an unbelievable level of chemistry.
These two are Bruins legends and future Hall of Famers. Each of these men is still playing at the elite level. Marchand has 10 consecutive seasons of over 20 goals. Bergeron has eclipsed the 20 goal mark in 13 straight years.
There are plenty of superstar duos in the NHL, but few of them are more productive on both ends of the ice than Bergeron and Marchand.