Bergeron Out for Game 4

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The Bruins were 11-5-2 in the 18 games Bergeron missed this season. They (especially Marchand) stepped up this season. They'll step up again tonight.
I'm not worried about this game, I'm worried about the rest of the playoffs.
 

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He played through a punctured lung, broken rib, separated shoulder against Chicago in 2013. I can only assume that this is the only upper body injury he could he have suffered to keep him "day-to-day":


(yes, i know there is a slight difference between a game 6 in the SCF, down 3-2 and game 4 in the first round, up 2-1)
 

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Bruce says Bergy’s injury isn’t something new, it is something they have been dealing with for a while. Hopes he can go Saturday.

Good news, if you ask me.

 

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Purely hypothetical question, assuming Bergeron is back for game 5 at less than 100%, not knowing what his injury is and how it affects his game: do you flip Bergeron and Nash?

Bergeron, Heinen, and Backes makes a great defensive line. With home ice advantage you can put them on Matthews, give Marchand and Pastrnak a much softer matchup, and throw Babcock a curveball. Even if just for a period or two, it gives them more options and confuses how Toronto will match lines with them
 

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No. You go with the line that is the best line in hockey every single day. Did Matthews even play tonight? Heard Marner’s name a lot more than Matthews’.
 

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No way. Nash has filled in admirably, but even a Bergy at 50% makes Marchand that much more dangerous. Not to mention, Nash on the third line makes this team deadly.
 

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And also, leave well enough alone.

It seems like an odd idea to now start fiddling with the Bergeron line. If Bergeron is far enough below 100% that you would consider moving him off the first line then he is a scratch (see game 4).

But win game five and get a couple days of rest.
 

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Purely hypothetical question, assuming Bergeron is back for game 5 at less than 100%, not knowing what his injury is and how it affects his game: do you flip Bergeron and Nash?

Bergeron, Heinen, and Backes makes a great defensive line. With home ice advantage you can put them on Matthews, give Marchand and Pastrnak a much softer matchup, and throw Babcock a curveball. Even if just for a period or two, it gives them more options and confuses how Toronto will match lines with them
This is a really good hypothetical. The question, where does X% of Bergeron = or < Y% of Nash.

I think the most likely answer is Bergy is so good and the chemistry with his two line mates, X is closer to DNP so there's almost no way you aren't putting him on the first line if he does play.

Great unknown is, how hurt? Sounds like about where he has been so he'll be out there on line one.
 

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Purely hypothetical question, assuming Bergeron is back for game 5 at less than 100%, not knowing what his injury is and how it affects his game: do you flip Bergeron and Nash?

Bergeron, Heinen, and Backes makes a great defensive line. With home ice advantage you can put them on Matthews, give Marchand and Pastrnak a much softer matchup, and throw Babcock a curveball. Even if just for a period or two, it gives them more options and confuses how Toronto will match lines with them
If Bergeron's injury is significant enough that this is a consideration, you most likely just sit him out.