Yesterday we talked about a few events for tonight’s skills competition. Yesterday Patrice Bergeron was also given his task and it’s not nearly as exciting as I had hoped.
The Captain has his assignment. 🎯
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 4, 2022
It turns out that Bergeron is slated for the accuracy shooting, the boring old breaking the target in each corner. Bergy has competed in this one before and not won it. His teammate and sometime liney, David Pastrnak has. Bergy will compete with others who have also not won this event: Sebastian Aho (Canes), Rasmus Dahlin (Sabres), Leon Draisaitl (Oilers), Johnny Gaudreau (Flames), Jake Guentzel (Penguins), Clayton Keller (Coyotes), Jonathan Marchessault (Golden Knights), and Troy Terry (Ducks).
The Fountain Faceoff will feature Jordan Eberle (Kraken), Claude Giroux (Flyers), Jonathan Huberdeau (Panthers), Roman Josi (Predators), Mark Stone (Golden Knights), Nick Suzuki (Habs), and Zach Werenski (Blue Jackets).
The event will also feature Olympic Gold Winner Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson.
21 in 22 will feature Nazem Kadri (Avalanche), Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs), Joe Pavelski (Stars), Steven Stamkos (Lightning),and Brady Tkachuk (Senators).
So, it’s not super exciting but maybe the old-timer can out shoot the whippersnappers.