What’s good this morning? I don’t know. Philly won last night. We have 88 points for third in our division. Both wildcard teams have more points than we do – that’s scary – and Detroit is one point behind us.
Simply put, the Boston Bruins are picking a terrible time to suck. This is the point in the season when teams start to get hot, enter the playoffs on a winning streak, use that winning momentum to crush the life out of lesser teams that finally play like lesser teams. Instead, the Bruins play the part of Goliath and let David (not our Davids) slingshot a rock in their eye.
A Habs friend of mine needled me about Bruins fans having to root for the Habs against the Wings last night. At least they don’t play anyone we care about for the remainder of the season. As far as upcoming Bruins games, it’s looking like it’s all gonna come down to that April 7 game against the Wings.
Ah, but the upcoming opponent Hawks will be without Keith for at least the immediate future after he slashed a guy in the head last night. Given Keith’s suspension history and the viciousness of the slash, we may see a suspension that extends into the playoffs. Corey Crawford remains out with a head injury, so the Bruins have the opportunity to face a backup goaltender. Oh wait, that’s bad.
All 30 nominees for the Masterton Trophy have been announced.
The Bruins are in Newark to play the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center tonight at 7pm. The Bruins still cling to third in the Atlantic with 88 points with the Detroit Red Wings breathing down their necks in the first Wild Card spot at 87 points. What’s worse is that the Wings are playing the Habs in Montreal tonight, which makes me want to root for Team Meteor to win in Quebec. So, as stated in a previous Game Recap, a win here is a Super Duper Important Win™. Continue reading →