Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.
Who’s up today: The Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron sent the Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh crashing into the boards on opening night, Jan. 19.
Bergeron: “We talked about how it was very important to get a fast start. Right there, I just got a puck in the face and I was trying to realize what happened and I was like, ‘Oh my God, did that just happen?’ And then I decided to finish my check, I guess. The intensity and the emotion of the fans helps you on the ice. He didn’t say anything to me. It’s part of the game — a clean hit — so I think he was fine with it.”
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