Speaking Tuesday for the first time since returning to the ice, goaltender Tim Thomas said it did not cross his mind to play hockey again until watching his former Boston Bruins teammates reach the Stanley Cup finals.
Speaking for the first time since he was admitted to the hospital after Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, Boston Bruins assistant captain Patrice Bergeron gave a detailed timeline of the numerous injuries he suffered against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Boston Bruins not only lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime Wednesday night, they also lost top-line forward Nathan Horton to an upper-body injury in the first OT.
Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after breaking his right fibula in Wednesday night's victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
As much as it was a relief for the Boston Bruins to have Patrice Bergeron back in the lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night, it was even more encouraging when he woke up symptom-free Friday morning.
The Boston Bruins received an emotional boost with the return of Patrice Bergeron to the lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at St. Pete Times Forum.