The NHL may be looking into discipline against Johnny Boyhuck for his second period hit on Jonathan Toews that knocked out the Blackhawks captain out of the third period of Game 5 Saturday night.

Toews played the rest of the second period and was on the bench for the third period but did not play in the final 20 minutes. Chicago coach Joel Quennville said Toews was “day-to-day” with an upper-body injury.

CHICAGO -- The Bruins dressing room here inside United Center after Saturday’s 3-1 Game 5 loss to the Blackhawks resembled more of a triage unit dealing with shocked patients than it did a hockey team facing long odds of pulling off a second mini-miracle in two years.



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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CHICAGO – The Bruins’ situation right now is a lot like the 45-minute mark of Ted: It isn’t good, but it isn’t over. 



CHICAGO — Claude Julien was a frustrated head coach Saturday night after he lost Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Blackhawks at United Center, 3-1, and in the process lost his best all-around player to an undisclosed injury.

Pressed about the nature of the injury suffered by Patrice Bergeron and his prognosis, Julien tried to be as clear as he could before losing some patience.

CHICAGO — The Bruins were banged up and pushed to the brink of elimination as the Blackhawks took a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-1 Game 5 win on a night in which Patrice Bergeron was taken to the hospital.

CHICAGO — Patrice Bergeron was taken from the United Center in the middle of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night via ambulance and transported to a local hospital, first reported by WCVB’s Mike Lynch and later confirmed by the Bruins.

Bergeron appeared to take a hit late in the first period during a 4-on-4 situation on the ice but he did return to play a limited amount in the second period. He came out after just two shifts in the second and did not return. He was not on the Bruins bench to begin the third period.

CHICAGO — Claude Julien wasn’t bluffing when he gave Carl Soderberg time on the fourth line in Game 5 preparations, as Soderberg is in the lineup making his postseason debut Saturday night at United Center.

CHICAGO — Bruins coach Claude Julien was very aware of the comments by Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after Game 4. In the hours before Game 5 here Saturday, Julien said if Chicago thinks they can attack and expose Zdeno Chara, then go for it.

CHICAGO — As was the case before Game 4, Marian Hossa was not on the ice for Chicago’s morning skate here at United Center in the hours before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup.

Hossa did not skate on Wednesday morning in Boston but returned to the lineup for Game 4 after missing Game 3 with an upper body injury. Hossa had one assist in 29 shifts Wednesday night, taking just four shots after 10 in Game 2.

Perhaps the lasting legacy of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Bruins was their ability to win in a hostile environment when they had no other choice.

Game 7 in Vancouver was the ultimate testament to that quality.

Now, these Bruins have a chance to repeat that accomplishment, and must, if they are to achieve their ultimate goal. Already, the Bruins have proven they can win in Chicago. But after losing Game 4 in overtime, they must find a way again.