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2017-18 Boston Bruins Season...
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:50:25 PM »

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Coming into the season, expectations were relatively tempered for a middling Bruins team that made few offseason acquistions. See below from CBS Sports:

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The smart money has to be on the Bruins doing enough to be in the Atlantic Division playoff picture, but that's probably the extent of reasonable expectations. Nothing more than another shot at sneaking in as a wild card.

https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/2017-18-team-by-team-nhl-season-outlook-previewing-the-boston-bruins/

But they have really come on of late recording at least 1 point in 16 straight games (12-0-4) and are 2nd in the East behind only Tampa Bay. Rask and the defense have been great ranking #1 in the NHL while Marchand, Bergeron, and Pastrnak have been leading a strong scoring offense.

I know this is a Cs blog and hockey is a clear #4 - as evidenced by the fact that there is only now a season thread for the Bruins - but I thought they deserved their due. What are your thoughts? Do the Bruins actually have a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup this year or is this just a nice run?