TORONTO – On this day, the rookie core for the Boston Bruins carried a victory all the way home for ailing veteran Patrice Bergeron.
You know why? It was out of respect.
If Bergeron isn’t able to play in a postseason game, it must be something big. Here’s a guy that played Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals with a collapsed lung, separated shoulder, broken rib and torn rib cartilage. If he’s not able to play, his teammates know it must be serious enough to keep him off the ice, and the best way to support their teammate is with a victory.