Patrice Bergeron out Game 4 vs. Leafs with upper-body injury

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21 April, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney makes a save as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron and defenseman Travis Dermott battle for position during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2018.

The Bruins did not play well down the stretch of the regular season, but they have turned it back in this series as they now have a 3-2 series lead after taking game four by a score of 3-1 on Thursday night. They had their chances in Game 3, but when it was over the Leafs cut Boston's series lead to 2-1 by keeping the trio from producing.

Nash played the second most minutes amongst Bruins forwards in Game 4 with 19:10. The 27-year-old defenceman tried to keep the puck in at the point, but an Adam McQuaid clearance got by him springing David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand on a two-on-one rush. Riley Nash took his spot between Marchand and Pastrnak, and played well in the four-time Selke Trophy winner's absence earlier this season. It wasn't like we were doing cartwheels in here when they were missing him. With centre Nazem Kadri serving the second of his three-game suspension on Monday and Toronto having last change with home-ice advantage, Babcock felt the need to move Plekanec up in the lineup with the hope of maximizing what he could get out of the veteran centre. The Bruins are 3-0 in these playoffs when scoring first ... The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-2.

Now the Bruins can finish the series with a win in Game 5 Saturday night. Marc-Andre Fleury has a.970 save percentage, three wins, and one shutout. He's one of the best goalies in the world and he gives us an opportunity to win every night. "Tuukka was very big and I thought our guys bared down in the third". In Game 4, Boston funnelled the Leafs back into the grinding, stationary cycle game, which isn't their forte to say the least. Jake DeBrusk was whistled for hooking late in the period and Toronto headed to the powerplay and the Bruins desperately needed a huge penalty kill.

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"That being said, we have done some pre-scouts, watched some film and hopefully that will come a little smoother in the next game". He was easily the best player on the second line. I mean, the Bruins are on the power play.

Also crucial was the goaltending of Tuukka Rask, who did allow the Leafs to tie it at the 7:43 mark of the first period on a goal by Tomas Plekanec, but stopped everything else in making 31 saves to push the Leafs to the brink of elimination.

Cassidy, whose team leads the series 2-1, spoke to the officials at the beginning of the second period and wanted to know who of the four (two referees, two linesmen) made a decision to give Nash the two-minute penalty.

"I was. I kind of hung back", he said. It is the sixth time in playoff history that the first three games of a series went to OT. If that doesn't bounce in, they get possession, they recover with puck retrieval and off their wingers go so we need a forward to cover for Kevan down there or we have to replace on time.


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