Maybe the hockey gods were smiling
In an earlier post, I replayed an exchange Saturday morning between Colin, our 5-year-old son, and Bruins star Patrice Bergeron as Colin got his Bergeron jersey signed. Later Saturday afternoon, as we made a return trip to Tampa for the game, Patrice was again gracious enough to pose for a photo.
After taking the photo, Patrice accommodated other fans’ requests for autographs. As he was signing, Colin walked over to Patrice and gave him a hug. Patrice, a grin beaming from ear to ear, returned the hug, even thanking his little buddy for it.
The scene, something that even Hollywood couldn't have written, drew a chorus of "Awws" from onlookers.
Fast forward to the game’s third period, when Patrice’s first goal of the season broke a 2-2 tie and proved to be the eventual game-winner. Was Colin the good-luck charm that Patrice and the Bruins needed? We can’t say for sure, but we have someone on the case.
If he was, and I’ll let you know, their bond has only strengthened and a Boston hockey legend has been born.