Patrice Bergeron with the dad trick

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Hockey seasons are long, so we’re always looking for new ways to describe accomplishments.

When a player generates a goal and an assist while getting in a fight, people call it a “Gordie Howe hat trick.”

So, how would you describe Patrice Bergeron‘s Wednesday. He was with his wife as his son Zack was born, and through one period alone, he has a (very nice) goal and an assist.

How about “dad trick,” then? Yay or nay?

You can see the impressive hand-eye coordination in his goal in the video above this post, while his assist came on the tally below.

Super-crucial note: this may not be the first sighting of a dad trick in the wild. David Legwand made it happen, too … and probably others.

Still, dad trick. Thoughts?