Tuesday night was a special one for Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins. The 33-year-old who has spent his entire career with the Boston Bruins played in his 1000th career NHL game.
Bergeron was a 2nd-round pick in 2003 and developed into one of the best two-way players in the sport. He's won a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold, and if he's not winning the Selke every year, he's always in the conversation.
Simply put, Bergeron has had a remarkable career thus far and in his 1000th game, David Pastrnak made sure he'd give him a moment he wouldn't forget by passing up an empty net goal to let him score.
Bergeron had already scored earlier in the game, but that drop pass shows how much respect Bergeron's teammates have for him and he's earned that respect over the course of his career by being an incredible teammate.
Overall, it was a fantastic moment and another reason why we love hockey so much. That display of teamwork and camaraderie was also fitting because the Patriots, who are the ultimate team, were in the house for the game.