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Jonathan Bernier leaves Maple Leafs' game vs. Bruins due to injury

Thursday, 04.03.2014 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jonathan Bernier leaves Maple Leafs' game vs. Bruins due to injury

TORONTO - Jonathan Bernier left the Toronto Maple Leafs' game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night with a lower-body injury.

Bernier's left knee appeared to bend awkwardly after Paul Ranger pushed Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron into him. The Leafs' starting goaltender remained down on the ice in pain before he was forced to leave the game.

Backup James Reimer began stretching immediately when Bernier was injured and entered at the 7:22 mark of the third period.

Bernier missed five straight games in March with a groin injury. This was his fifth straight game since returning from that absence.

The Leafs led the Bruins 3-2 when Bernier left the game. He stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.

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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

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