The Bruins suffered a devastating blow in Game 5 when Patrice Bergeron left the game with an undisclosed injury after the second period and was sent to a Chicago-area hospital for evaluation.
A Selke Finalist and arguably the team’s best player, Bergeron has a lasting effect on the team’s performance with his play on the ice. The players rallied around their top center in the third period and win one without him, but it wasn’t enough.
“It’s sad that we’ve got to lose a guy like that to wake the team up and start battling,” said Tuukka Rask, who turned away 29 of 31 shots Saturday night. “When you’re in the finals, you play 20 minutes, it’s not going to be enough.”
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