Was holding my breath for a bit in the 3rd. Bergy was taken down by the boards and skated off pretty slowly. The goal, however, may have come on his very next shift.
Both teams looked out of sorts but I thought the B’s mostly had the better of it after the really sloppy opening. Pretty blasé with the puck throughout the night but they turned on the forecheck, made the scrappy plays, and really gave NJ a hard time. Every shot the Devils took or tried to take had bodies in the way (guy next to me was losing his shit every time NJ passed up a shot but a lot of stuff just wasn’t getting through anyway).
For me the game turned when they opened the 2nd period with the Frederic line who worked over NJ pretty good for some sustained pressure.
People are really over the top about Marchand. Maybe overheard one guy saying they’d like to have him on their side but everyone else basically couldn’t utter his name without calling him a rat bastard. Had to stop myself from obnoxiously calling them jealous every time.
Edit: It was Pride Night tonight, which was pretty cool.