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Christopher L. Gasper

Patrice Bergeron is irreplaceable for Bruins

CHICAGO — There are worst-case scenarios and then there is what happened to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. They teetered to the brink of Stanley Cup elimination and in the process lost their hockey heart and soul, Patrice Bergeron.

Weren’t we supposed to be past such dispiriting, accursed evenings in the Hub of Hardware?

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