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Patrice Bergeron arrives early for Game 6

WASHINGTON — The Bruins’ best forward will at the very least be at Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Patrice Bergeron [1], who left Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Capitals in the third period, was spotted by multiple reporters as he entered the Verizon Center [2] by himself before noon. He could be early to undergo treatment or to be examined by team doctors.

Bergeron, who led the NHL [3] with a plus-36 rating in the regular season, took only three shifts in the third period Saturday. After the game, coach Claude Julien [4] did not indicate how Bergeron suffered the injury or what the injury was, but Bergeron could have been hurt on a third-period hit he took from Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin.