Boychuk laughs through the pain

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The first minutes were frightening. Johnny Boychuk had gone hard into the boards with both feet at 10:33 of the third period, and it seemed like the Bruins might have suffered another major injury to a defenseman. It didn’t look any better as Boychuk gathered himself, as he rose gingerly to his feet, as he was helped off the ice by David Krejci, favoring his right leg.

After heading down the tunnel, after walking around to determine how badly he was hurt, Boychuk returned to the bench and the ice.

And, promptly, took a slap shot to the same foot. He limped off, again.

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