Thursday, February 15, 2007

As if they needed more obstacles

Twenty-seven games to go, eight points out of a playoff spot. While things have been looking up recently (four wins in the last five games), things are simultaneously looking a bit dicey for our Beantown heroes.

Next up for the Bruins is a six-game road trip starting in Long Island tonight and culminating against the Panthers on Saturday 2/24 which, by the way, is three days before the 2/27 trade deadline. So whatever momentum the Bruins have had the last two weeks is now going to be tested on the road.

Gulp.

Oh, and did I mention that Patrice Bergeron is day-to-day with an undisclosed "lower body injury"? Talk about a guy the Bruins can't afford to lose for any extended period of time, especially with his recent hot play (six points in their current five-game hot streak, with four points coming in the last two games).

Gulp. Gulp.

So to use a tired cliche, the playoffs may very well be beginning for the Bruins tonight against the Islanders. If they have a successful road trip they might continue to trade for pieces that could help them in the playoff run. If not, there's a possibility that they may offload some talent. Either way, there's a good chance that the team that returns to Boston on 2/26 might be significantly different than the one in NY tonight.

(BTW, yours truly will be at the Flyers game in Philly on the 19th.)

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2 Comments:

Blogger jimbuff said...

Going to be an interesting 6 games.
Bergy listed as day to day tells me that the injury probably isn't that bad - maybe pulled groin or charlie horse. Hopefully he is not going to miss anytime.

1:26 PM, February 15, 2007  
Blogger Doobie said...

The good news is that he's at least traveling with the team. Still, they can't afford to go any games without him.

3:17 PM, February 15, 2007  

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