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Playoff Picture Shakedown
The NHL playoffs are right around the corner and with the Bruins playing their final game today we will all but know if we will see the beloved spoked B in the next week. As it shakes out right now the most ideal Saturday that a Bruins fan can have starts with a win at home against Ottawa. Our chances to slip into the playoffs drastically increase with a win today. If we were to win today and Detroit were to lose their final game today agains the Rangers we would make the playoffs as the 3rd place team in the Atlantic. Meaning we would face the Tampa Bay Lightning, which would honestly be ideal. I’ll explain why but I’m getting ahead of myself.
The Bruins have 93 points and so do the Red Wings, while the Flyers sit at 92. With the Flyers extra game to play though, our fight with them is a little more daunting for the 8th and final playoff spot. (Especially because at the other end of that would be a first round matchup against the Presidents Trophy winning Washington Capitals.) The ideal setting would be to play Tampa in the 1st round with them losing key Defensemen Anton Stralman, and their captain and key front line Forward Steven Stamkos. In order to play them we would have to win today with a Detroit loss. The difficult part of this is that all year the Bruins have played down against the NHL’s worst, and have a worse record at home than on the road.
If Detroit and the Bruins both win today, we would be tied at 95 points and the Bruins would lost the tiebreaker. (Due to ROW which might be the fucking stupidest thing ever). But in that case they’d need help from the Penguins and Islanders who would play the last 2 games against Philadelphia. Pittsburgh and Philly play each other today, and while they have 92 if they win today and the next game they would leap frog the Bruins with 96 points into the 8th and final wild card spot.
So ipso-facto the Boston Bruins need to fucking show up today. It starts with the leaders whoever the fuck that is today, Chara, Bergy, Marchand, Krejci. This needs to be a team like the Patriots of a couple seasons ago. DO YOUR JOB and we will win the day and just pray that the Rangers, Islanders and Penguins fucking stomp on Detroit and Philadelphia.
My bright side here is that if we were Detroit I’d be more nervous, playing NYR is scary even if they are sitting their core group of guys today. They have a good team with some good depth.
THIS JUST IN: Bruins will start Jonas Gustavsson in net today in a win or die scenario..... Well fuck me
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