BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – The Boston Bruins are on the verge of their 2nd trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in three years, and they can punch a ticket to play for the most famous trophy in sports tonight in front of the hometown crowd.
Patrice Bergeron's double-overtime goal set the stage for tonight's possible clinch. The win was costly, however. Gregory Campbell will miss the rest of the playoffs with a broken fibula after he blocked a slapshot in the 2nd period of game three. Campbell showed heart, courage and grit, the trademark of the Bruins' merlot line he centers, by staying on the ice for 47 seconds after breaking his leg.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien has elected to use Kaspars Daugavins to replace Campbell, but appears to have shuffled the lines. At morning skate, Daugavins took a spot on the Bruins' 3rd line with Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin, while previous 3rd line center Chris Kelly was skating with Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton.