Boston Bruins: Play-off place should be secured by early March

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 12: A detail of the ice prior to Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final bduring the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 12: A detail of the ice prior to Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final bduring the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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The Boston Bruins should have their playoff spot locked up by early March.

The Boston Bruins are on top of the NHL and are looking to have their spot in the 2020 playoffs secured as soon as possible. The Bruins have been on an absolute tear of the NHL standings as of late winning 11 of their last 14 games.

If Boston continue to play the way they have been as of late, they can almost guarantee to have their play-off spot locked up by early March and with the addition of their new trade deadline acquisitions, Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie, we will hopefully even see an upgrade on some of the forward lines.

Ondrej Kase is projected to make his debut Thursday night and with him most likely playing on the second line with David Krejci and Jake Debrusk; that line can finally start to develop line chemistry and reach their full potential.

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With the way the team played on Tuesday night versus the Calgary Flames, they needed their second and third lines to step up but they just didn’t. Maybe with the additions of Kase and Ritchie, those lines can become a constant powerhouse for the Bruins.

It’s vital for the B’s to be able to succeed in all areas of their game to be able to not only secure a spot in the playoffs but to also go far in the playoffs.

In addition to low line offense output, goaltending in the past two games for Boston hasn’t been ideal. Both those factors have the Bruins outscored 14-5 in their last two games.

Not to mention the defense Tuesday night; Boston left Sean Monahan wide open in front of the net which led to Calgary’s second goal of the night. After that things just kept spiralling down for the team.

Next. Jeremy Lauzon has made John Moore expendable. dark

If the team keep playing like that they shouldn’t expect to have much success in the pursuit of securing an early playoff spot. But if they can get back to the way they had played before the past two games they can expect to secure their playoff spot by early March.