It took a while for gamers from the Boston Bruins and Ottawa to regain their focus after a scary injury to Senators' forward Scott Sabourin.
David Pastrnak had an objective and 2 assists as the Bruins beat Ottawa 5-2 Saturday night, in a game in which Sabourin was required to a health center for evaluation after being taken off on a stretcher.
Sabourin was drawn from the ice with his head paralyzed following an accident with David Backes in which the players' helmets struck at almost complete speed early in the very first period. Sabourin offered the crowd a "thumbs up" as he was drawn from the arena.
VIEW Sabourin was taken from the ice with his head paralyzed following a collision with David Backes in which the gamers' helmets struck at nearly complete speed early in the very first period. Backes went to the dressing after Sabourin was taken from the ice and didn't return. After colliding with Backes, Sabourin fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious. Update: Ottawa Senators forward Scott Sabourin was transferred to regional medical facility by ambulance for examination. Pastrnak's power-play objective made it 1-0 simply 1:17 into the opening duration when he outskated defenceman Ron Hainsey to the puck after Boston defenceman Torey Krug sent a long pass that caromed off the backboards.