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Patrice Bergeron played through multiple serious injuries in Game 6

By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer

Patrice Bergeron fought through multiple injuries to play in Game 6. (USATSI)
Patrice Bergeron fought through multiple injuries to play in Game 6. (USATSI)

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Patrice Bergeron is quickly becoming known as one of the best all-around players in the league, but after the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, he may soon become known as one of the toughest.

After Bergeron and the Bruins fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6, he revealed he was playing through a litany of injuries.

According to Bergeron, he played through a broken rib and torn cartilage coming into Game 6. That's not at all, though. He also sustained a separated shoulder during the game, but did not come out.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs have seen many players fight through injuries, but this goes beyond the norm. Remember that Bergeron was taken to a Chicago hospital by ambulance during Game 5, and was essentially a game-day decision for Monday night's game.

Essentially a skating disaster area, Bergeron played 17:45 in Game 6. It may have been in a losing effort, but that kind of sacrifice will be talked about for a long time in hockey circles and beyond.

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