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As a Game 1 observer, Rich Peverley saw his Bruins teammates turn in one of their best performances of the year.
“We played a great game,” Peverley said. “That was fun to watch.”
He hopes it will be even more fun to play in Game 2 Saturday against Toronto. Peverley, a healthy scratch for Wednesday’s 4-1 win, is on track to return to the lineup. He practiced on the third line Friday, skating alongside Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr.
If Peverley returns, he should give the Bruins speed, offensive creativity, and more lineup options.
He also brings postseason experience. Last year, he had three goals and two assists against the Capitals in the first round. In 2011, Peverley recorded four goals and eight assists in 25 games.