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If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. On Tuesday night at the TD Garden, Patrice Bergeron celebrated his first career hat trick…twice. Bergeron had originally scored three goals, but had one later taken away (it was assigned to Brad Marchand) after the Bruins faithful threw their hats on the ice.
Bergeron, of course, needed to score an actual third goal to legitimize his first career hat trick. He did just that, getting it by Mike “I’m not Martin and I’ll never be” Brodeur almost six minutes into the third period. Brian Elliot allowed the other five goals over the first two frames.
“Everyone is leaving the building with no hats on,” Bergeron said. “I guess I wanted to get it because everyone threw their hats on the ice.”
On the other side, Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots for his league-leading sixth shutout of the season in the Bruins 6-0 win. The effort shrunk his GAA (1.77) and save percentage (.946) to league bests as well. Simply the best.
I could bore you by describing the scoring…so let’s just run down how the Bruins tallied their six goals:
Counting Monday night’s comeback against the Penguins, the Bruins have now scored 10 unanswered goals. Pretty damn good.
The Bruins will look to carry their momentum to another win Thursday night against the Flyers.