Surprised that the sight of Patrice Bergeron skating Friday morning at Warrior Ice Arena didn't cause a traffic jam on the Mass Pike. But, that noise you heard was a sigh of relief when the top-line center took to the ice after missing the Bruins 3-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 Thursday night due to an upper-body injury.
The Bruins have an opportunity to clinch the first-round series with a win on Saturday at TD Garden. So, it was a good sign that Bergeron was back on the ice.
"That's a positive," Bruce Cassidy told reporters Friday morning. "We've said all along when guys are skating they're closer to playing. We'll make a decision (Saturday) on that. We won't rule him out, and we won't say he's definitely in, but it is a positive that he's back on the ice."
Riley Nash centered the top line in Game 4 and quickly made an impact.