Crossing The NHL's Atlantic Division: Week 20

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Boston Bruins

By Andrew Thompson of Causeway Crowd

The Boston Bruins are the hottest team in hockey going into the winter break. They are the only team that has just one regulation loss in their last 10 games. They have put up three six- and one seven-goal game in that time period. The Bruins’ top line (David Krejci, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic) has been hot and the Patrice Bergeron line has been hotter. They finally have a team that’s healthy (minus Dennis Seidenberg) and they’re playing consistent 60-minute hockey.

The Black and Gold still lead the Atlantic Division and expanded their lead to seven points. They’ve also cut the lead of the Pittsburgh Penguins in half, and now trail them by five points for the race for the best team in the Eastern Conference. Kevan Miller‘s two-year contract with Boston has only encouraged him to greater play, and his one-sided fight with Zach Smith during the 7-2 Ottawa blowout shows just how strong the Bruins’ organizational depth is.

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