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Jan 31, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center

Chris Kelly

(23) looks up to the scoreboard as his goal is reviewed during the third period of the Boston Bruins 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

4th Place: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins started off the season not so well. However, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The Bruins have slowly clawed their way back into playoff contention and currently hold the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Bruins are six points behind the Canadiens and Red Wings for the third spot in the division and nine points above the next team on this list for fourth in the division.

It’s a good thing too. Before the Bruins climbed back up the standings, some were doubting Claude Julien‘s future in Boston.

Next Three Opponents: New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens