Patrice Bergeron Putting Himself In NHL MVP Conversation

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Patrice Bergeron. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Bruce Cassidy's Bruins are 20-2-and-4 their last 26 games, and Patrice Bergeron's a big part of the reason why.

The B's vet and MVP candidate scored twice in last night's 5-2 comeback win over the Flames to give him a team-leading 27 goals on the year--but 19 have come in the center's last 22 games! He's also added 10 assists during the stretch.

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The Secret To The Bruins' Success During Their 3-Month Surge

"Bergie's, you know, from that area of the ice, he's lights out this year," Cassidy said. "And getting rewarded for hitting the net, first of all, and putting it in a tough spot for the goalie to handle."

So what's the key to success, Patrice?

"I'm trying just to go out there and play and stay focused, and push myself to be better from one night to another, and learn and watch video, whether it's on the power play or my positioning, and trying to find openings and stuff like that," he said. "To be honest with you, I'm trying to stay focused and be in the moment."

Bergeron's second on the Bruins with 51 points with 27 games left in the regular season. He's only 5 goals shy of matching his career-high.

Boston will open a 5-game road trip in Vancouver Saturday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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