EDIT: This article was written as an April fool’s day prank. Information found in this article should not be taken as factually accurate.
Last night, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, bringing them to 88 points on the season. With tiebreakers, (equal ROW, better point differential and head to head) that puts them ahead of the Bruins, and into the playoff structure as the 3rd seed in the Atlantic division. After the tight race between the Wings & the B’s grabbing everyone’s attention, the Habs’ resurgence snuck up on both teams.
With the Islanders at 93 points, and the Flyers at 89, that keeps those two teams buried as deep into the wildcard spots as ticks on a dog, pushing the Bruins and Red Wings completely out of any playoff spots.
This places the Bruins in a terrible position – they essentially have to win 5 games straight, as they now have to out-play the Habs as well as the Red Wings. Odds of them making the playoffs have now dropped to a depressing 36.4%
This led to a localized confrontation between fans and police in Kenmore Square in Boston, as local bars emptied out after last call.
It sounds like there were no serious injuries, but there was property damage to some parked vehicles, and more than a few people got to spend a night in the poky.
I just don’t know what to say. Get it together, Bruins!