Crossing The Atlantic: Maple Leafs Rivals Week In Review

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Dec 6, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Boston Bruins right wing

Reilly Smith

(18) is taken down to the ice by Arizona Coyotes center

Martin Hanzal

(11) in the third period at Gila River Arena. The Bruins defeated the Coyotes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins – 5th Atlantic

The Bruins are in fifth in the Atlantic Division, tied with Toronto (4th), after going 1-3 in the past seven days.

The Bruins have to be wearing down a bit from injuries by now and their recent slide has them in an undesirable position in the Atlantic Division. They’re only two points up on the Florida Panthers for the fifth spot and currently sit out of a playoff position.

Zdeno Chara is getting set to return soon so that should provide the Bruins a much needed boost to a questionable blue-line.

In the Bruins defense, the three losses this week came from the three California teams, who are no laughing matter.

Next: Florida Panthers