The Boston Bruins have their backs up against the wall in Game 6 but so far they’ve come out fighting hard. Boston isn’t going to just allow the Blackhawks to waltz into their building and hoist the Stanley Cup but it’s been a very physical series fromt he start and it’s starting to take it’s toll on the stars of the series. The Bruins lost Patrice Bergeron in Game 5 who had to leave in an ambulance and the trend of losing stars continued in Game 6.
With over seven minutes left in the opening period, Jaromir Jagr left the game and was seen hobbling to the locker room for evaluation on an undisclosed injury.
On his very short shift before leaving the game, it was clear that Jagr wasn’t himself as he was sluggish and slow skating on the Bruins attack. He managed to be a part of some great scoring chances while on the ice but he wasn’t directly involved and really was contributing when forced to rather than creating plays like he’s known to do.
Fatigue has been the greatest enemy to both teams in this series as Jonathan Toews is also a guy that has seen this series take a toll on his body. Jagr’s age becomes a factor this late in the series and while he may return, the fact that Bruins players are already having to leave the game doesn’t bode well for their chances if Chicago can continue to match their intensity and physicality.