As the season reaches its final leg, the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers still have plenty to play for as March comes to an end. While the Bruins have their ticket punched, first place in the division is still up for grabs as the Lightning skipped ahead of the Bruins with a 7-3 victory in New York Friday night. For Florida, the situation is dire. The Panthers have lost three out of their previous five games, but remain just three points back of the New Jersey Devils for the final wild-card spot in the East. As the postseason inches closer the Bruins finally seem to be getting healthy as they welcomed Jake DeBrusk back in the lineup. Charlie McAvoy, who is still out with a knee injury, accepted the 7th player award for "going above and beyond the call of duty" as voted by fans. Tuukka Rask would make his second consecutive start opposite James Reimer for the Panthers who is 5-0-1 in his last six starts.
So given all of these injuries to crucial players on the Celtics like Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart (not to mention Gordon Hayward), some players are going to have to exceed their everyday workload and normal contribution level if this team is to stand a chance in the NBA Playoffs. Who will those guys be?
Today’s blog was supposed to have gone differently.
The Boston Bruins were hungry for a win Thursday night as the first place Tampa Bay Lightning entered TD Garden with a one point lead in the Atlantic division. A win for the Bruins would put them in first place with a game in hand.
The Bruins clinched a playoff spot in an overtime loss against the St. Louis Blues, and unlike Bill Belichick I can’t help but look to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and see who the Bruins could potentially be matched up with. The Bruins sit in second place with 107 points in the Atlantic Division, just one point behind of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning is not one of the teams that we, thankfully, will have to worry about in the first round of the playoffs. In this story I will highlight the most likely first round opponents for the Boston Bruins and give some insight into those teams.
I have got three jackpot picks for you this week for the Houston Open PGA Tour event. This course is no cakewalk. In fact, many big names missed the cut just a year ago.
(Awkward Tom Werner chant) "Let's go Red Sox. Let's go Red Sox. Let's go Red Sox." After a cold-ass winter where March absolutely blew (literally), Baseball season is finally upon us. The Red Sox and Yankees are both going to be competitive this season which is good for the fans and baseball in general. The Sox brought back most of last year's squad that won 93 games, added J.D. Martinez and will have a healthy David Price going into the season. It's realistic to think this team can win 160, 162 games easily.