Bruins’ Bergeron hurt in series clinching game


Among the celebration of completing a four game sweep on Friday night the Boston Bruins management and players had to be feeling worried about the health of key forward, Patrice Bergeron. During the third period of what was a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, Bergeron, who has had numerous concussions in his career, was hit in the head area by a hard …but clean …check from Claude Giroux that injured Bergeron. He immediately went to the dressing room and didn’t return for the remainder of the third. “I don’t know,” said coach, Claude Julien, about his number two centerman, who leads the team with 12 play-off points. “I have no update for you guys right now. Basically, I can’t give you anything more than that.” Bergeron was injured seconds before the Bruins took the lead for good on a shot from defenceman, Johnny Boychuk. After that the Bruins offence exploded for three more goals, including two in an open net. Still, even though the Bruins have made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1992, a lot of the players were thinking and concerned about Bergeron. He’s a big part of our team, but I think the guys did a good job keeping things in focus,” forward Shawn Thornton said. “The guys have stepped up. Gregory Campbell stepped up and did a great job filling in on that line. Daniel Paile had a couple of shifts, so I think by commitment  we did a good job finding a way to win that game.” The Bruins will more than likely start their upcoming series with the Tampa Bay Lightning sometime next week. Until then all thoughts will be on Bergeron and his well being.


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