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Monkeys off their back; Bruins clinch a playoff spot

Get ready Boston!

Bruins playoff hockey is back for the first time since the 2013-2014 season when they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in six games.

The Bruins have clinched at least a wild card spot in the playoffs after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. However, we will have to wait and see what seed they get depending on how the rest of the season pans out.

This year had it’s ups and downs, however, the Bruins made the change they needed to by replacing Claude Julien. The Bruins are 18-6 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy and have made a significant jump in the standings since the coaching change.

Now, the real question: Are they good enough to make a run at this thing?

Calm down.

Absolutely not.

They have the talent to compete and give teams like Washington, Pittsburgh and the Rangers a good game here and there. However, if they end up with the wild card, they’ll have a first round matchup with the Washington Capitals, the best team in the league, and they will get their doors blown off in five games.

But be proud of this team, they took a lot of heat this year and reached the ultimate goal of making the playoffs.

Roll B’s, but don’t expect too much from them.

 

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