Patrice Bergeron collected one early Christmas present, but left another one under the tree last night.

First, Bergeron was credited with a gift goal at 14:05 of the first period when, on a faceoff in the right dot in front of Carey Price, Tomas Plekanec beat Bergeron, who broke his stick on the draw. Plekanec pulled it back to Price, who simply bungled it and let it roll between his skates.

"I just Bill Buckner-ed it — just a mental lapse," said Price. "I just went to go play the puck and I didn't let go of my stick and it was in the back of the net."