BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron took an open-ice hit from the Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux minutes into the third period of Friday night's Game 4 and left the game looking dazed. He would not return, and after the team’s 5-1 victory to clinch the Eastern Conference semifinal series, coach Claude Julien did not have an update on the team’s assistant captain and top point-getter this postseason.
“I don’t know,” Julien said. “I have no update for you guys right now. Basically, I can’t give you anything more than that.”
In Bergeron’s absence, his teammates stepped up.
“He’s a big part of our team, but I think the guys did a good job keeping things in focus,” said forward Shawn Thornton. “The guys have stepped up. [Greg Campbell] stepped up and did a great job filling in on that line. [Daniel Paille] had a couple of shifts, so I think by committee, we did a good job finding a way to win that game.”