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Patrice Bergeron hit another historic milestone with this Bruins goal

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Patrice Bergeron hit another historic milestone with this Bruins goal

Add another highlight to Patrice Bergeron's future Hockey Hall of Fame reel.

The Boston Bruins forward tallied his 66th point of the season Saturday night, opening the scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a nifty backhand goal.

What made this goal so special? It was Bergeron's 800th career point.

That puts the 33-year-old in elite NHL company, as he's now one of only 14 active NHL players with at least 800 points. (His former Bruins teammate, Joe Thornton, tops the list at 1,469).

Bergeron already passed the 1,000-career-game mark earlier this year and certainly hasn't lost a step; he's just four goals, nine points and six total points away from matching career highs for a season in all three categories.

 

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WATCH: Oskar Steen nets first goal of Boston Bruins' preseason

WATCH: Oskar Steen nets first goal of Boston Bruins' preseason

The Boston Bruins had a quick turnaround in the lead-up to the 2019-20 NHL season.

Just a few months removed from a seven-game Stanley Cup Final loss, the team began preseason play against the New Jersey Devil on Monday night. And their first goal of the preseason arrived in that contest.

In the second period of the game, Bruins prospect Oskar Steen was able to net a goal despite being in a 1-vs-2 situation. Here's a look at the goal via the Bruins' official Twitter account. 

That was a pretty nice shot by Steen, who was a sixth-round pick of the Bruins back in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Steen, 21, has spent the past few seasons developing in his native Sweden. He is coming off a 37-point season (17 goals, 20 assists) and is looking to make an impact with either the Bruins or, more likely, the Providence Bruins.

Steen will have plenty of competition from some of the Bruins' top overall prospects for organizational footing. But if he can continue to demonstrate a scoring touch as he did on his first preseason goal, he should be in good shape.

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Highlights from the Bruins' 4-3 OT loss to the Bruins in preseason

Highlights from the Bruins' 4-3 OT loss to the Bruins in preseason

FINAL SCORE/OT: Devils 4, Bruins 3

IN BRIEF: The Bruins opened up preseason play with a 4-3 loss to the Devils in overtime. Oscar Steen, Chris Wagner and Jack Studnicka netted goals for Boston.

BRUINS PRESEASON RECORD: 0-1-0

HIGHLIGHTS:

STEEN NETS B'S FIRST GOAL OF THE YEAR

DEVILS GET ON THE BOARD

BRATT PUTS NJ UP 2-1

WAGNER BRINGS BOSTON EVEN

CARRICK MAKES IT 3-2 DEVILS

STUDNICKA SENDS THE GAME TO OT

UP NEXT:

@Flyers, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., NHL Network 
@Blackhawks, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

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