Boston forward leading resurgence

Patrice Bergeron's clutch play recently has helped the Bruins pull out of a December swoon.

Updated: January 14, 2004, 12:20 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Even rookie forward Patrice Bergeron was among many who were surprised he made the Boston Bruins out of training camp.

Now even more surprising is how important Bergeron has become for the Bruins this season.

"He's been a great player," Bruins head coach Mike Sullivan told the Boston Herald. "A real clutch player. He has a good understanding of the game for such a young player. And Patrice has been one of our most consistent players."