Published: Fri, April 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Patrice Bergeron out as Bruins face Maple Leafs in Game 4

Patrice Bergeron out as Bruins face Maple Leafs in Game 4

The Bruins won a crucial Game 4 against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday night, and the difference in a close 3-1 playoff contest was partly down to two specific passes.

The news came as a surprise about 30 minutes before the Bruins and Leafs dropped the puck on Game 4 of their series.

It is unclear when Bergeron was hurt during Game 3 Monday. The Leafs responded with strong play in response to the early Bruins goal with several good scoring chances in a fast-paced first period.

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While Bergeron was sidelined for Game 4, the Bruins still held their own against the Maple Leafs, with Riley Nash filling in as top-line center and logging 19:10 of ice time with a shot on goal and a block. Wingels played in Game 1, but missed Game 2 after following a hit from behind by Nazem Kadri. The second was a perfectly weighted dish from David Krejci.

Toronto's blueliners have done well this season jumping into the rush and finding ways to create offence, but the risk involved with that style of play means there's a chance the play can go the other way and become an issue if the Leafs don't have appropriate structure and protection. He has five assists through the first three games of Boston's first-round matchup against the Leafs, which the Bruins lead 2-1. The Stanley Cup playoffs are all about minimizing mistakes, and on this occasion, Boston was the better team because they made fewer errors and made the Leafs pay for the errors they made.

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