Patrik Berglund has been on fire for the St. Louis Blues since returning from the Olympics. After playing as Sweden’s No. 1 center, Berglund has come back to St. Louis looking like a different player. The strong two-way play is there, but he’s suddenly found his scoring touch.
He rifled another goal home against the Colorado Avalanche today.
That’s an outstanding shot. Berglund makes something out a broken play by gloving the puck down and firing blindly as he turns toward the net. The velocity seems to catch Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov off guard, and gave the Blues the 2-0 lead early in the third.
BLUES GOAL! What a shot by Patrik Berglund! Blues lead 2-0. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 8, 2014
Berglund is coming on at the right time for St. Louis. If he continues to score like he has been, the Blues will have three lines that can score goals on any given shift. He struggled through much of the season, but hasn’t looked like the same guy since Sochi.
That’s Berglund’s 12th goal of the season and fourth in his last four games. #STLBlues
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 8, 2014