Maple Leafs Rivals Report: Crossing The Atlantic

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Feb 8, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Jimmy Bjorkman stands next to Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) during player introductions before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins

The Bruins have turned their season around since Zdeno Chara returned and have been aided by the mediocrity of the Florida Panthers as well as the face planting of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The B’s went 1-2 this week, beating the New York Islanders while losing to the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens.

Fourth place in the Atlantic is where they currently stand – and it’s where they should finish.

The Bruins are in a battle for a wildcard playoff seed this year with Montreal and Detroit 9 points away. Boston holds a six point lead over Florida for the second WC spot.

The odds are not good for the Bruins first round fate as they’ll likely face either the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders or Pittsburgh Penguins.

Next Three Opponents: Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames

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