In the midst of their best defensive effort of the 2021 postseason, the Bruins were dealt a significant blow on the backend, as a high hit from the Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov knocked Kevan Miller out of action and sent him to the hospital, per the Bruins.
UPDATE: Kevan Miller will not return. He was transported to the hospital for scans and further evaluation.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 22, 2021
The hit, which came on a Miller zone entry at the 7:27 mark of the second period, came with a video review and saw Orlov assessed a double-minor for roughing.
The good news for the Bruins is that they scored on that power-play opportunity, but the bad news is that it came at the cost of Miller, and in a game that’s featured more than its share of B’s d-zone blocks against the Capitals.
Dmitry Orlov with a dangerous hit on Kevan Miller. pic.twitter.com/UFxCQi2KrW— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) May 21, 2021
Miller, whose night ended after just 8:30, has totaled one assists, seven hits, and three blocks through four games this postseason.
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