RALEIGH, N.C. — The Bruins won Game 1 without defenseman Charlie McAvoy. They entered Game 4 without his top-pair partner.
Zdeno Chara, who participated in Thursday’s morning skate, did not dress for the game. The team did not immediately provide a reason for the captain’s absence.
He was replaced in the lineup by John Moore, who played for the first time since Game 7 of the Toronto series. Moore had struggled with an upper-body injury since he was checked in the back by Tampa Bay’s Adam Erne on March 25.
Chara logged 22 minutes, 6 seconds in Game 3, including 5:26 on the penalty kill. He had played every game this postseason.