BOSTON -- It’s no secret the Tampa Bay Lightning has one of the best power plays of the remaining teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Bruins’ penalty-killing unit has been pretty good, too. However, Boston will be without its top penalty killer in Patrice Bergeron, who suffered a mild concussion in Game 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers last Friday at the Garden and is out indefinitely.
Bruins coach Claude Julien said following practice Tuesday morning that Bergeron is feeling much better and the team is getting “positive feedback” on the concussed forward.
Until Bergeron is cleared to play, Julien explained, forward David Krejci is likely to see some playing time on the PK.
“There’s no doubt David Krejci has been a pretty good penalty killer, and obviously we have tried to, since we have a lot of penalty killers, tried to save him for the offensive side of our game,” Julien said. “We are able to come back with him and his line after killing a penalty.”
“We are going to try to utilize our personnel as best we can in regards to that and make sure our penalty kill stays good,” Julien said. “But at the same time, I think we want to make sure we have players doing the job and doing it properly.”