COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 20: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 20, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) Sergei Bobrovsky
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal was released from the hospital after leaving Game 5 agains the St. Louis Blues due to a head-first crash into the boards, according to the team. During a 4-on-4 situation in the second period, Staal sent a breakaway shot at the net before tripping on Blues goalie Jake Allen's skate after initial contact with defenseman Carl Gunnarsson knocked him off balance. Staal slid hard and horizontally into the boards.
OTTAWA – The Bruins don’t know how long David Krejci will be out with an injury, but they know that the actions that took their playmaking center out of Game 5 helped fire them up for an eventual double-overtime win over the Ottawa Senators Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Krejci, playing in just his third game of the series after missing the first two with an upper body injury, was taken out with a knee-on-knee hit from defenseman Chris Wideman in the closing minutes of the first period. Krejci would need help to the B’s dressing room after being down on the ice for long moments, and apparently the actions of the Senators immediately afterward helped fire up the Bruins for the 3-2 comeback