Lightning's Bergenheim scratched for Game 6
Posted on: May 24, 2011 3:01 am
Edited on: May 25, 2011 8:12 pm
TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim, the top goal scorer of the playoffs, did not skate in warm-ups and was scratched from the lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
"We have to wait," Lightning coach Guy Boucher said before the game. "The doctors are looking at him now, and we have to wait until tonight."
Bergenheim didn't play in the final two periods of Game 5 after he suffered an undisclosed injury early Monday's contest, a game won by the Bruins, 3-1. Tampa Bay entered Game 6 trailing 3-2 in the best-of-7 series.
Center Dana Tyrell, who has played in five playoff games, was tapped to replace Bergenheim, who has nine goals in the postseason and two in this series.
"Well, obviously when you take somebody out that's been a big part of our playoffs," Boucher said when asked what Bergenheim's abscence would mean. "It does take some chemistry out. And I gotta find that."
Blair Jones was put on the Bolts’ third line with Moore and Downie. Jones and Downie each had scoring chances in the third period, but Bruins goalie Tim Thomas made both stops.
“We are prepared to lose a guy here or there,” Bolts forward Ryan Malone said after Game 5. “We are prepared from all angles. We know injuries are going to happen. I’m not sure if he is injured. I haven’t seen what happened, but we are prepared for guys going down.”
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Lightning's Bergenheim to be a game-time decision
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Posted on: May 25, 2011 11:30 am
Lightning's Bergenheim looks iffy for Game 6