Though the Boston Bruins are shut down for the next few days and continue battling a COVID outbreak that severely compromised their roster, they are also very nearly done with a 1/3 of their regular season docket.
The Black and Gold are three points out of a playoff spot with five games in hand on a Detroit Red Wings team they’re trailing but are once again out of the playoff structure after briefly dropping slipping in it over the last few weeks. But they are also currently a whopping 14 points out of first place in the Atlantic Division and, even with an insane second half hot streak, don’t stand much of a chance of catching up to the Lightning and Maple Leafs running away with the division.
Quite simply, the Boston Bruins are no longer in the close of Tampa and Toronto after running neck-and-neck with them for the last few years.
It’s a reality the Boston Bruins are finally acknowledging after taking the first few months to gauge an NHL roster altered by significant turnover in each of the last two seasons.