Three Hottest NHL Teams Heading into the Playoffs

April 14th, 2010 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
#3. Boston Bruins

This isn't something that I would have predicted a few weeks ago. Many fans didn't even think they would make the playoffs. In the month of January, they only won three games and went 10 consecutive games without a win between late January and early February.

Recently, that terrible play hasn't existed. They have been winning more games and, in my opinion, are the third hottest team heading into the playoffs.

The Bruins play great defensively. They have to because their offense was ranked dead last in the NHL. This defensive play leads to many low scoring games, and can make it difficult for some of the NHL's best teams to beat the Bruins.

During their last 10 games, the Bruins have gone 6-3-1, and are heading into the playoffs on a three game winning streak. However, the biggest thing that makes them number three is who they've beaten. The Bruins ended their season with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals, and before that they scored a 3-1 victory over Buffalo, a 1-0 victory over the Devils, and a 5-0 destruction of the Calgary Flames.

Although they're not the favorite in the series ...

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