By: Cara Mooney
Following a 2-1 win against the New York Islanders last Saturday night and a Toronto Maple Leaf’s loss, the Boston Bruins currently hold the second wild card spot one point behind the Leafs for third in the Atlantic. Six games remain for the black and gold as they enter their second to last week of the regular season. With three games this week, the Bruins look to extend their gap on the New York Islanders and hopefully push the Leafs out of that third spot in the Atlantic Division.
Tuesday March 28th vs Nashville @ TD Garden: The last meeting between these two clubs takes place this Tuesday at 7 o’clock in Boston. The Bruins and Predators have played each other once this season with the Preds coming on top with a 2-1 victory. The Predators are currently third in the central division and are strutting a three game winning streak. They play the Islanders tomorrow while the Bruins have a two day break before their game against the streaking Preds on Tuesday.
Thursday March 30th vs Dallas @ TD Garden: The last time these teams played each other, the Bruins routed the Stars in a 6-3 victory on opponent ice. Currently, the Stars are second to last within their division and play the Devils today and the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday before playing the Bruins on Thursday.
Saturday April 1st vs Florida @ BB&T Center: The Bruins could go for a season sweep of the Cats this Saturday as the last two meetings have resulted in a Boston win. The Panthers play the Sabres tomorrow, Maple Leafs on Tuesday, and the Canadiens on Thursday. Puck drops at 1.
Realistically the Boston Bruins could get four out of a possible six points this week, but if they want to bring playoff hockey back to Boston, they should prepare to go on a streak and grab all six.