Crossing The NHL's Atlantic Division: Week 24

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We had some difficulty getting the pieces in on time last week, so I apologize for being so late. Crossing The Atlantic, if all goes according to plan, will return at its usual time on Wednesday afternoon this week. In a slight tweak, we borrowed the format The Royal Half does for their excellent Pacific War Room by adding my own update on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the order is the same as the current Atlantic Division standings, from first to worst. Again, keep in mind these pieces were submitted at different points over the last four days so most of them don’t include the action over the weekend. Enjoy!

Boston Bruins

By Andrew Thompson of Causeway Crowd

The Boston Bruins are on a season-best eight-game winning streak after beating the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. The Bruins have been riding the post-Olympic high by playing some of the very best hockey of the season. Andrej Meszaros has turned out to be a healthy bonus for Boston. The highlight of the week was when the Bruins entered the lion’s den of the Montreal Canadiens and bearded the lion with an outstanding 4-1 win.

The Bruins have been playing strong, Tuukka Rask is playing solid hockey in the crease, and the team is firing on all cylinders. They’re once again the best team in the Eastern Conference. It’s been a great week to be a Bruins fan (or hop on the Black and Gold bandwagon).

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