With 29 games remaining, I say the Bruins need to go 20-6-3 to be sure to get into the playoffs. That would give them 95 points. I know that it's likely teams with below 95 points will make the playoffs, but if the Bruins do go 20-6-3, they'll be sure to get in and not have to rely on other teams. Needless to say, the way the Bruins have been playing lately, going 20-6-3 would take a miracle. However, I have faith in the Boston Bruins.
Tonight's game againt the New York Islanders, a game in which I'll be in attendance, is almost a must-win. The Islanders are currently 10th while we're 13th. Grabbing two points from the Islanders would be great.
Glen Murray, who aggravated an already injured groin on Thursday, will not play
tonight. Brandon Bochenski will take his spot. Tim Thomas is making his fifth start in a row tonight, his first against the Islanders. Toivonen is 0-1-1 against the Islanders this season. Also, it unknown at this time among the bloggers whether Chistov or Tenkrat will sit this one out. My guess is that Lewis will flip a coin. Here are the projected lines from John Bishop
for tonight's game:
Axelsson - Savard - Bochenski
Sturm - Bergeron - Kessel
Reich - Primeau - Donovan
Mowers - Boyes - Tenkrat/Chistov
Mara - Chara
Alberts - Stuart
Allen - York
All that's left to say is Go Bruins!