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Video: Patrice Bergeron’s rare fight comes against Tyler Myers

Dec 21, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

Many would call Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron a “do-it-all” type player, but he basically never drops the gloves. As Saturday shows, he makes those bouts of fisticuffs count.

Bergeron fought one of the only NHL players whose height can compare to that of teammate Zdeno Chara, as he took on Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers. The results were … fairly predictable.

That counts as Bergeron’s first regular season fight. The Bruins point out that he’s been in two playoff ones: against Evgeni Malkin in 2013 and Josh Gorges in 2009.’s Joe Haggerty thinks that the 28-year-old basically kissed the Lady Byng goodbye tonight.

To be fair Myers, he didn’t seem to have much of a choice. For a guy with his size (or at least height), the 23-year-old also hasn’t dropped the gloves all that often, either.

Update: Boston ended up winning 4-1 tonight.

  1. storminator16 - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    To those who are watching this game: what brought that on? Kind of see Bergeron go after Myers there but what happened to get Bergeron PO’d?

    • Moop - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:35 PM

      Bergeron slashed Myers in the back of the legs and Myers responded by shoving his stick in between Bergeron’s legs, which is what really got Bergeron angry.

    • sabatimus - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      That’s about it, yeah. I couldn’t see anything that precipitated Bergeron whacking Myers’ legs.

  2. travishenryskid - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Bergeron slashed the back of Myers’ legs, Myers retaliated by putting his stick between Bergeron’s legs and lifted to where the sun don’t shine, Bergeron then hit Myers, they then fought.

  3. jcmeyer10 - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Is Iginla rubbing off on the Bruins forwards?

  4. anthj99 - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    That was cute.

  5. dropthepuckeh - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Unclear what you mean that the results were fairly predicable – didn’t look like either player landed any shots but Myers seem to swing over Bergeron’s head a bunch. That what you meant?

    Bergeron’s fight with Gorges in 2009 was a gem, not sure Gorges realized Patrice could throw so hard with the left. Bergeron looked like he knew how to fight even though he doesn’t choose to….

  6. mc321984 - Dec 22, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    These Boston announcers are painful to listen to

    • dboldave - Dec 22, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      Jack Edwards is painful to listen to at times. I hate that every shot Boychuk or Chara takes “leaves a dent in the boards”!

    • shaundre93 - Dec 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      I hate when people say “these Boston announcers”. Say what you will about Jack, he’s a homer, but Andy Brickley is a pleasure to listen too. Incredibly intelligent and well spoken. I think he could be an NHL coach if he wanted to. I’ve played hockey my whole life and have learned as much if not more about the game from listening to andy than any coach I’ve had. And that’s not a slight to my coaches lol.

      • mc321984 - Dec 22, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        my deepest apologies to Mr Brickley and your pathetic hockey career! i wont ever say “these boston announcers” EVER again, even if they don’t know what they are talking about.

  7. dan46778 - Dec 22, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    This coming from a bruins fan but I cannot stand the bruins tv announcers I normal mute the tv n but on the radio play by play

  8. bencia823 - Dec 22, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    I hate the Bruins as much as the next guy, but I respect Bergeron for taking that fight

  9. nflfan4now - Dec 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Were those ref’s Chara’s brothers or what? They basically let Chara assault Ott with his cross checks on the one play, then when Chara broke his stick slashing Ott they called the penalty on Ott!
    That was a huge one, stopped a long 5 on 3, and if they had called the penalty correctly it would have even prolnged the power play, sould have/should have made it a tie or one goal game.

  10. nunan - Dec 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Nflfan – You fail to mention why Chara blew up and went after ott, like it was totally unprovoked. Come on now. Also the slashing call was wrong but it was clearly a make up call for terrible penalty they whistled on the Bs to make it a 5 on 3. Should have never been a 2 man adv

    • anthj99 - Dec 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Shut your face

      • nunan - Dec 27, 2013 at 5:11 PM

        you know I’m right

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