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Boston Bruins Could Clinch A Playoff Birth With A Victory Over The Tampa Bay Lightning Tonight

Bruins Trying To Clinch Their Ticket To The Playoffs

The Boston Bruins have been playing some great hockey as of late. They have seen highs and lows this season. The Bruins are currently on a 5 game win streak.

The Boston Bruins need to win tonight’s game in order to lock up a spot in the playoffs. Tampa is 4 points back of the B’s. If Boston wins tonight, the Lightning will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. if they want to win then the B’s will have to bring their A game tonight. We all know Tampa is going to bring theirs and give it everything they have. Steven Stamkos who was a possible for tonight’s game has been marked as out. Cue a big sigh of relief from the Bruins. This is according to CBSBoston.

I would like to see the veteran players step up here. I am talking about David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, and Zdeno Chara. These are the guys that the rest of the is going to look to. These are the guys that are going to get the B’s back to the playoffs and beyond. The other guy on that list is Tuukka Rask he needs to play like a $7.5 million goalie, I know he can we have seen it before.

Lets all hope that this game goes nothing like the last one. Last time around the Ning routed the B’s 6-3. The defense was just horrendous during that game, and they also gave up two power play goals.

Keys to tonight’s game

  • would be to stay out of the box
  • Come out hard and take the lead early
  • once ahead keep the pressure on
  • If they fall behind push do not sit back
  • concentrate on playing solid defense, and help Tuukka out

The bruins participated in this mornings skate and here were the lines.


Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron- David Backes

Drew Stafford- David Krejci- David Pastrnak

Matt Beleskey- Ryan Spooner- Sean Kurarly

Dominic Moore- Riley Nash- Noel Acciari

Tim Schaller- Frank Vatrano- JFK- Jimmy Hayes- Not available to play still. JFK has to way on immigration approval.


Zdeno Chara Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug- Adam McQuaid

John-Michael Liles – Kevan Miller

Joe Morrow – Colin Miller


Tuukka Rask

Anton Khudobin

here is what Marchy said about tonight’s game and the possibility of making the playoffs.



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