MONTREAL -- In order for teams to advance deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs, its top players generally need to be at their best. While the line of Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand has been solid for the Bruins, it was Michael Ryder, Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly who all proved crucial in Boston’s 5-4 overtime win in Game 4.
Ryder pumped in the game-winning goal at 1:59 of overtime, and scored Boston’s first goal, an absolute sniper shot at 2:13 of the second period. He also assisted on Kelly’s tying goal at 13:42 of the third period.
Kelly, who needed to wear a full cage to protect a facial injury he suffered in Game 3 Monday night, also had a pair of assists, while Peverley chipped in two assists.