What should have been a very fun game at the Garden turned really scary. Late in the first period, Randy Jones put a very dirty hit on Patrice Bergeron. he had to leave the game on a stretcher. It was later found out that Bergeron suffered a grade 3 concussion and a broken nose. I was 15 rows up from the hit, and it was a clear boarding, and Jones DID mean to injury him. he was thrown out of the game with a game misconduct and given a boarding major. Patrice Bergeron looks to be doing alright, he will probably miss quite some time. Phil Kessel will most likely step up and center for Sturm and Kobasew.
Prior to this hit, the game was very exciting. Both Milan Lucic and Shawn Thornton won good fights. (Just imagine if they could have Reich, Thornton, and Lucic on one line. It would be beautiful.) All of the games goals were scored in the second period. The Bruins started off the scoring when Marco Sturm put in a rebound, on the power play, from a Zdeno Chara drive. Zdeno Chara blew that lead, however, when he let a puck on the power play slip by him. Mike Richards then got the puck and scored a short handed goal on an easy breakaway. Another power play goal gave Philadelphia the lead.
Tim Thomas had a great game, and the entire bruins team played hard, despite the circumstances. Glen Metropolit in particular played very well in Bergeron's spot. The Bruins next play Buffalo on Thursday at the Garden. The lines will probably be quite different without number 37.