From questionable to play to probable No. 1 star of the game, Patrik Berglund has been a beast for the St. Louis Blues tonight against the Nashville Predators. He replaced Derek Roy on the team’s third line, and he’s been dynamic alongside the heavy forchecking presence of Steve Ott.
While his first goal of the game came after a bad turnover by the Predators, Berglund was able to turn an outlet pass into a two-on-one with his speed. He didn’t make any mistake with it, and beat Pekka Rinne for the second time in as many periods.
The Swedish forward has been on fire since returning from the Olympics. He was elevated to the team’s first-line center spot as injuries mounted, and leading the squad to a silver medal seems to have boosted his confidence.
Patrik Berglund has six goals since the Olympics (10 games). He had eight in the 54 games prior to the break. #StlBlues
— Andrew Allsman (@allsmandrew) March 16, 2014
The tally gave the Blues a 2-0 lead, but St. Louis wasn’t done with the offense.