The Boston Bruins visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night (preview) sitting three points out of the Eastern Conference lead with three games in-hand. They're 9-0-1 in their last 10 games; the Penguins are 5-1-1 since Sidney Crosby graced the NHL with his presence.
Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins is one of Crosby's friends and, as Michael Farber wrote for SI, a fellow member of the Brotherhood of the Concussion. Bergeron missed close to a year after a concussion on Oct. 27, 2007; he's been asked on a dozen occasions about Crosby's rehab and return to the NHL. Via Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com:
Crosby and Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury caught up with Bergeron on their way out of the building as Bergeron rode the stationary bike following Monday morning skate, but it will be all business when both centers suit up tonight with Eastern Conference supremacy on the line.
"I'm very happy for him that he's back and feeling good," Bergeron said of Crosby,...