39-year old Dan Boyle deserves a ton of credit.
Despite witnessing the veteran defenseman struggle mightily in the tournament last spring, and then at times showing the same over-the-hill play during this regular season, he’s come out as steady as can be through the first six periods of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
He’s battled like hell in the one area he struggles most in (due to his age and size): Cleaning up the garbage in front of the crease.
It’s a tremendous job, for this club now needs him more than ever.
On Sunday Boyle played 19:53 and finished a +2. You can’t ask for much better than that.