With 6 games left in the season, the Bruins sit on the brink of barely making or barely missing the playoffs for the second straight year. They sit third in their division, so they have a spot for now, however Detroit can still come back with one more game left than the Bs.
The remaining games are all literally make-or-break situations. For every one lost, Detroit can get closer and the Florida teams can widen the gap for first. Detroit and Ottawa come as the last two games of the season so the race to top of the Atlantic could potentially come down to the last second.
This is what the Atlantic Division looks like as of the morning of March 28th:
As you can see the top four spots are split between 8 points. Detroit has been nipping on everyone’s heals all year and they’re capable of winning a stretch of games to come in Boston's back door. The Bruins are inconsistent enough where they can beat the best teams in the league but then get demolished by the worst team.
Detroit would have no problem eating that right up.
Ottawa sits 11 points back, but winning six games in a row is just as possible for them as losing six games in a row is possible for us (almost just happened days ago). The recent absence of MacArthur and Phaneuf might hinder their path, but don't count the Sens out yet.
Bottom line is nothing should be taken lightly.
The Bs and Chicago also meet up one more time on April 3rd after a match-up with the Blues on April 1st. Nothing short of a couple real tests to see if the Bruins squad is playoff ready.
This is the final stretch. Break out the rally caps and backwards pants because this is going to be a nail-biter ending.
No one, including myself, thought the Bruins would make it this far. Underdog city.
Let's get it.