Morning Free Association 3/7/16

Hi, I’m Lee Stempniak!

Good morning, everyone!

The Bruins’ playoff chances presently stand at 95.2%, going up half a tick due to Detroit’s loss to the Blackhawks last night.

Frank Vatrano continues to light up the AHL, scoring his third hat trick of the season last night, with all goals coming unassisted. I get the impression the Bruins will keep him in Providence until the Calder Cup playoffs are over, but one can’t help but want to get a look at him with the big kids.

The B’s are on the road tonight against the Rage Cats. Here’s hoping our road record trumps our record against playoff-bound teams.

What’s on tap?