It’s crunch time in the Stanley Cup Final, and one of the key Boston Bruins players will take the ice against the Chicago Blackhawks in an elimination game in the Stanley Cup Final
Patrice Bergeron won’t start for the Bruins, but will show up later in Game 6. Rotoworld has more details.
Bergeron didn’t take part in Monday’s morning skate, but coach Claude Julien said he was “confident” Bergeron would be in the lineup. Although the Bruins pride themselves on being a team that doesn’t rely on singular players, they need whatever Bergeron can give them against Chicago if they want to avoid elimination.
The center is in his ninth season with the Bruins and has only played for that team. He’s had 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in 42 regular season games but has been more aggressive in the postseason with 13 points (seven goals, six assists) and has made both power play goal attempts. Boston is +24 in the +/- ratio with him on the ice.
Bergeron scored at least a point in five of his last six games before missing the last two games of this series.