Stanley Cup Previews: Boston Bruins’ Playoff Push Paints Bigger Picture for Fans

March 25th, 2010 by Matt Baker Leave a reply »
A part of me likes the way the Bruins will have to earn a playoff spot this year. It is the type of hockey we all love to watch—fast and physical, playing every shift like it is the last.

To sum it up in their own words: playing every game like it is a Game Seven. And we all know how entertaining that can be.

Last season, for the last 10 games the Bruins were simply trying to stay healthy and stay fresh for the start of the playoffs. The final stretch was a mere tune-up for the postseason.

They were on cruise control. Hell, they were on cruise control from the beginning of February.

The 2009-10 season was a far different story. For all the ups and downs, the Bruins are surprisingly in good shape to qualify for the playoffs. They control their own fate and could feasibly rise as high as sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Bruins will have some tough games to finish out the schedule as they have to travel to New Jersey next week and Washington twice in the final week. Aside from that, though, six of their last 10 are at home, with four of those six being against non-playoff teams.

Bruins fans have to ...

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