Brad Marchand’s Speed, Puck Protection Sets Up Patrice Bergeron Goal (Video)

After falling behind early in the first period, the Boston Bruins cashed in with two goals to take the lead over the Carolina Hurricanes heading into the second period.

The goal that gave them the lead was Patrice Bergeron’s fourth of the year. But it wouldn’t have been possible without Brad Marchand, who took the puck in the neutral zone and used his speed and agility to break past the defense and make a nice chip-pass to Bergeron.

Bergeron used his quick release to beat Cam Ward for the goal and got a little help from Reilly Smith, who screened Ward from seeing the puck. The screen won’t go in the stat sheet, but it obviously was an important factor in the goal.

See more of Andy Brickley’s goal analysis in the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind video above.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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