With the Boston Bruins getting ready to resume practice on Monday afternoon and with a busy second half game schedule starting with Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s the last chance to reflect on the first half of the NHL regular season. There have been highs, like the dominant, winning stretch to start the month of January, and there have been lows like recent losses to the Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars.
But the Bruins are entrenched in an Eastern Conference playoff spot and look poised to rise in the Atlantic Division standings with some luck, and the kind of good coaching that sparked them in the New Year with key line changes among the forwards. So there will be good grades and bad grades for the Boston Bruins players with the midseason report card.
Without further ado, here it is: