Bobby Orr is the most famous player in Boston Bruins history, and obviously among the most-noted in the NHL. But suddenly a new member of the organization will forever be mentioned in franchise lore, and his name is Patrice Bergeron.
That’s because Bergeron passed Orr for fifth-most points in Bruins’ history Friday with a goal in the second period of a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
The goal netted Bergeron his 889th point, coming after Charlie McAvoy quickly skated into the offensive zone and created an opportunity for Bergeron to tap in a one-timer via David Pastrnak.
Bergeron’s can next tie Rick Middleton for fifth in Bruins history with just nine more points. He can pass Middleton with 10 more.
Bergeron, 35, has 20 points on the season. The Bruins are 11-5-2 and in first place in the East Division.