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Video: Colin Miller shaken up by hit; beautiful Bobby Ryan goal

Bruins' Colin Miller was helped off the ice after a big hit from Senators' Mark Borowiecki knocked him out of the game.

It’s a mixture of bad and good news for the Boston Bruins early on in Game 1.

Let’s front-load this with the positive: they’re currently only trailing the Ottawa Senators 1-0 and Colin Miller might be OK.

Update: While Miller returned to the game, he might still be injured after testing out his leg(s). Not ideal.


Otherwise, it gets a little bumpy. The Senators are dominating the play in the second period, and Miller is still someone to watch health-wise after a knee-to-knee hit by Mark Borowiecki. They were already dealing with bad injury news from Wednesday alone, as David Krejci’s upper-body issues kept him from playing in Game 1.
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They also might be dealing with a resurgent Bobby Ryan. The oft-criticized (in some circles) forward has dealt with injuries and inconsistency through much of 2016-17, but he provided this spell-binding goal, so far the only tally between the two teams:

Wow. If Ryan really asserts himself and the Bruins continue to suffer bumps and bruises, this series might not look a lot better for Boston than the regular season, when Ottawa enjoyed a sweep.

The first few notes of this post are worth remembering, too, though: it’s early and the score is merely 1-0 as of this writing.