Boston Bruins

Apr 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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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