If people thought the first half of March was tough for the Boston Bruins, they must have overlooked the second half.
Sure, the Bruins played 10 games in the first 18 days of the month and they played ridiculously well by winning all 10 of those games. But now they have to close out the month by playing 6 games in 9 days and 4 of those 6 games will be played on the road. Also, many of the teams the Bruins will be facing are battling for a playoff spot as we speak.
The Bruins will start by taking on the young and upstart Colorado Avalanche in Denver, which hasn’t been easy for anyone this season. Home or away, the Avalanche have been one of the better teams in the NHL and they will no doubt be looking to prove themselves against the streaking Bruins. The Avs blanked the B’s 2-0 the last time these two teams met back in October.
Basically right after the Bruins get off the ice in Colorado they’ll be off to Phoenix to take on the Coyotes in the desert. The Yotes are in a heated Wild Card battle in the Western Conference with a handful of teams and will no doubt be fighting very hard for every point against the B’s. This will be a very tough back to back for Boston.
After that short road trip the Bruins get to come home and catch their breath. Actually thats a bold faced lie, they won’t get any rest at all as they’ll be hosting the Montreal Canadiens (gag) and Chicago Blackhawks (boo). Well, at least the B’s shouldn’t have any trouble getting up for these two games.
Shortly after that nice, little homecoming its back on the road for 4 games, with the first 2 games closing out the month of March for the B’s.
They’ll travel to DC, Philadelphia, Detroit and Toronto on that road trip to take on the Capitals, Flyers, Red Wings and Maple Leafs respectively. All 4 of these teams are currently competing for playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, with Detroit and Toronto battling for points within the Bruins’ own Atlantic Division.
Sounds like a cakewalk, right?
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