Chris Wagner gave his right arm for the Bruins to get here.
Kevan Miller gave his larynx, his hand and possibly his knee to help the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup Final, although his on-ice contributions ended in the regular season because of injury.
Zdeno Chara sacrificed his jaw and continues to put his oral health at risk ever since taking a Brayden Schenn deflected shot to the mouth in Game 4. The Boston captain has continued to play through the pain, wearing what’s essentially a fencing mask, and he’s fended off the desire of the St. Louis players to treat his face like a pinata.
It’s been a hell of a ride. No one knows what the rest of the Bruins are hiding in terms of ailments and injuries.
Whether their collective backs have been against the wall, like in the Toronto series and now the Cup Final, or they’ve been on the cusp of a clinch, like against Columbus and Carolina, the Bruins have gone 5-0 in potential elimination games.
Know what all these things mean if the Bruins don't win a sixth elimination game in Game 7 on Wednesday at TD Garden? Zilch.
In the aftermath of the Bruins’ series-saving Game 6 victory, defenseman Charlie McAvoy unloaded three days’ worth of pent-up feelings in describing the lead up to and his participation in the win.