The Boston Bruins once again were able to get a win after a key player was injured early in the game.
Defenseman Charlie McAvoy suffered a lower body injury just 37 seconds into Saturday’s game against Montreal.
However, Boston was able to persevere and get a come from behind overtime win to complete a regular season series sweep over the Canadiens.
This is the first time that has happened since the 1994-95 season.
McAvoy is the second significant injury Boston has faced since the trade deadline as they approach the playoffs.
First line Center Patrice Bergeron suffered a fracture in his foot after blocking a shot in last Saturday’s game against Toronto.
The time line for return for both of these players are both uncertain.
There have been no new reports on McAvoy since exiting the game yesterday, and Bergeron will be reevaluated in 2 weeks, and then maybe a date of return can be determined.
With the end of the regular season just 19 games away, the Bruins are playing very strong hockey.
In their last 15 games, the Bruins have gone 11-4 and currently sit in the second seed of the Atlantic Division, 3 points ahead of Toronto.
Although Boston continues to show no signs of letting up, if injuries continue to plaque the Bruins, it will be extremely hard for them to make a deep playoff run.
The Bruins take on Detroit in their next game, Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET in Boston as they look to continue winning.
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