WASHINGTON -- Patrice Bergeron will be in the Bruins' lineup for Game 6 against the Capitals, but the team will be without Joe Corvo. Both players took warmups at Verizon Center. 

Mike Mottau is in the lineup in place of Corvo, who hurt his right leg blocking a shot in the second period of Boston's 4-3 loss to the Capitals in Game 5. 

Tuukka Rask is also making his return for the Bruins, as he is backing up Tim Thomas. Shawn Thornton is a healthy scratch in favor of Jordan Caron.

WASHINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien did not indicate Sunday whether Patrice Bergeron and Joe Corvo will be in the team's lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Capitals, but he did say the two will take the ice for warmups. 

Both players left Saturday's 4-3 loss due to injury, as Corvo was hurt blocking a shot in the second period and Bergeron left the game in the third period with an undisclosed injury. 

Both Jordan Caron and Mike Mottau will also take warmups for the B's, as will blueliner Andrew Bodnarchuk.

WASHINGTON -- The Bruins' best forward will at the very least be at Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Patrice Bergeron, who left Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals in the third period, was spotted by multiple reporters as he entered the Verizon Center by himself before noon. He could be early to undergo treatment or to be examined by team doctors. 

Claude Julien thought the game-winning power play goal by Washington Saturday at TD Garden was set up by a very questionable slashing call on winger Benoit Pouliot. The Boston forward lost the puck in the defensive zone and turned around and tried to get the puck back. In the process, he was called for slashing with 2:50 remaining in the third period, with the score tied, 3-3. 

With 37 seconds left on the power play and 1:27 left in regulation, Troy Brouwer beat Tim Thomas for what proved to be the game-winning goal. 

Two of the most intriguing words in all of sports are “if” and “necessary.” 

If necessary, a series can go five, six or seven games. If necessary, a team that’s a win away from advancing might need two or three games to do it. 



The Bruins head into a do-or-die Game 6 in Washington Sunday and they do not know if they will have their top-line center with them and available. 

Patrice Bergeron took an elbow from Alexander Semin and played just three shifts in the third period as the Bruins fell to the Capitals, 4-3. 

Troy Brouwer scored a power play goal with 1:27 left to lift the Capitals to a shocking 4-3 win over the Bruins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Benoit Pouliot was called for a slash with 2:50 left and Brouwer scored from the low right circle with 37 seconds left on the power play. The defending Stanley Cup champs must now win in Washington on Sunday afternoon in Game 6 to force a Game 7 back in Boston Wednesday night. 

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to discuss the B's 2-1 loss in Game 4 of their first-round series against the Capitals.

On the Capitals' first goal, coming 1:22 into the game, Ference collided with Alex Ovechkin at center ice and the puck got past Zdeno Chara, setting up the Caps on a 2-on-1. Ovechkin jumped in the air -- apparently trying to get around Ference -- and knocked over the B's defenseman, but Ference wasn't sure if it should have been called interference.

WASHINGTON – David Krejci was the Bruins’ most productive offensive player last postseason. Any chance he’ll show up during these playoffs?



Alexander Semin rifled a wrist shot past Tim Thomas with just over a minute left in the second period for a power-play goal to lift the Capitals over the Bruins, 2-1, in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The series is tied, 2-2, with Game 5 set for Boston Saturday afternoon. Rookie goalie Braden Holtby stopped 44 of 45 shots, including a flurry in the final seconds, for his second win of the series.