Miroslav Satan's first period goal was a case of good news and bad news for the Boston Bruins. The good news? It was not only Satan's fifth goal of the playoffs, but it also gave the Bruins an early 2-1 lead -- and proved to be the game-winner -- in their 4-1 win that moved them one step closer to their first Conference Final appearance since 1992.
The bad news? The play also resulted in an injury to forward David Krejci, as he was knocked out of the game thanks to a booming hit from Philadelphia's Mike Richards. He will miss the remainder of the postseason with a broken wrist.
Krejci was carrying the puck out of his own zone when Richards stepped up and crushed him just outside of the Bruins blue line. Milan Lucic picked up the loose puck and found Satan for a breakaway that resulted in the game-tying goal.
Already playing without Marco Sturm, Dennis Seidenberg and Marc Stuart, the loss of Krejci would obviously be huge. He finished the regular season tied for the team lead with 53 points (he has eight in nine playoff games), is strong defensively and a solid faceoff man, winning over 50 percent of his draws in the regular season.
It shouldn't stop Boston from moving on beyond this round (barring an epic comeback from Philadelphia), but would obviously be a problem in a potential Conference Final matchup with Pittsburgh or Montreal.