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Patrice Bergeron scores 900th career point early in game against Flyers

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The team’s 20th captain has strung together a career of blue-collar work, and his 900th was no different.

NHL: APR 05 Flyers at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In the first half of the Flyers’ game tonight, Patrice Bergeron and linemates Craig Smith and Brad Marchand were giving Philly fits in the offensive zone.

What might’ve seemed like Marchand getting pinned out near the blue line was anything but, as he put the puck in his feet, cut back on Philadelphia defenseman Justin Braun. A long shot on net bounced off Flyers goalie Carter Hart, and it landed at Bergeron’s feet, where he made a great move to get the puck wide of Hart, and tapped it home.

Congratulations, oh Captain our Captain!

Bergeron is the fourth Bruin to achieve the feat, after Jon Bucyk, Phil Esposito and Ray Bourque.

Here’s to nine hundred more!

(Wouldn’t it be nice if he played that long...)