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Bergeron playing through virus, hopes to 100% Tuesday

Apr 21, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

Pavel Datsyuk, Patrice Bergeron AP

Patrice Bergeron toughness can’t be questioned after he fought through a separated shoulder, cracked ribs, and punctured lung in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, but just because he’s willing to play through almost anything doesn’t mean that they don’t take a toll on him.

So while a gastrointestinal virus might seem small by comparison, he’s had trouble living up to the extraordinary high standards he holds himself to while playing through the illness in the first two games of Boston’s first round series against Detroit.

“The biggest thing it affects is your energy levels,” Bergeron told CSN New England. “I was hit by it. It’s one of those things that goes away, thank God. It was a pretty good virus this time around, and now it’s about battling through that stuff this time of year.”

Bergeron hopes to be completely over it by the time Game 3 starts tomorrow (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). That would be a big boost for Boston as he continues to compete directly against fellow Selke Trophy winner Pavel Datsyuk.

  1. bsfan77 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Bergeron=beast
    Best north south player in the leauge. Get well Bergy!

    • 101starmymedic - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      Besides Pavel Datsyuk. Who’s won the Selke three times…to Bergeron’s…none times.

      • sabatimus - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM

        Hey smart guy, Bergeron won it once. And this year he’s WAY ahead of Datsyuk in this race because Datsyuk was injured a lot of the season.

      • sixchr - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM

        Well considering you’re flat out wrong because Bergeron has won it once and will likely win his second this year. Factor in that Datsyuk has been in the league longer as well and this is a horrendous argument. At his peak, yes Datsyuk was better. He’s far superior in skill. But let’s wait a few years and then compare their total results shall we?

  2. the8man - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    No room for smack. Not with the Wings on tap. Let me just say this, there won’t be any doubt about the Bruins if they survive this test.

    Who better than the storied, much decorated and powerful Detroit Red Wings to see if Boston is for real? This is Stanley Cup Hockey. There are no easy outs.

    Go Bs!

  3. Jarred Alexandrov - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Actually Bergeron has won a Selke

    • 101starmymedic - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      That’s a Swype error. It should have said one time.

      • ironyisadeadscene - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

        No, you’re just an idiot who thought he’d never won it

      • sabatimus - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

        Just man up and admit that you were wrong.

  4. arbruins - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I think 101 needs hockey101. Get your facts straight.

  5. tapefolie - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Bring it on…..the Wings will be ready tomorrow!! Go Wings Go!!

  6. tapefolie - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Irony your beginning to look like a dead scene…..and a tool

    • ironyisadeadscene - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

      Good one….and’ it’s “you’re”

  7. sabatimus - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Bergeron should win the Hart.

    • sixchr - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      But he’ll barely get any consideration because he’s “lacking” in offensive numbers. If Tyler Seguin gets more votes than Bergeron I might cry.

  8. mellard1121 - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Awesome matchup I’d take bergy right now cuz dats is at end of career but you really can’t go wrong with either

  9. toiletclown - Apr 22, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    Bergeron should win the ugliest human contest

    • bakedbees - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      too late tc, your mom already won. you were a close second. your dogs ass was a surprising third

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