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Venue: TD Garden | Coach: Claude Julien
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Just as it appeared the Bruins were rebounding from six straight losses, they lose David Krejci for much of the remainder of the regular season. This has been a season of many tough blows for the Bruins. GM Peter Chiarelli has to be working the phones now.
Four consecutive losses has the Bruins on thin ice. The good news for Boston is that the nearest teams outside of the playoff picture haven't been able to take full advantage of this swoon. The Bruins remain four points clear of ninth-place Florida.
Boston has pretty much solidified a spot in the playoffs, barring a monumental and unforeseen collapse. The Bruins are 8-3-1 over their last 12 games and look like a team most opponents wouldn't want to see in the first round.
The Bruins are soaring in the New Year. After starting 2015 with a pair of losses, Boston has rattled off eight wins in its last 10 games and own the top wild card spot. They still have a ways to go to catch the Atlantic leaders, though.
The Bruins are going to be interesting to watch as the trade deadline approaches. They have some glaring lineup holes, but they also have an experienced group that would be a tough out in the playoffs.
Their five-game winning streak was halted Saturday, but the Bruins have padded a nice lead on the field for the final wild card spot in the East. They're four points ahead and defending better collectively.
After critical statements from the team's new CEO, the Bruins are heating up. They've won their last three and are back in the playoff picture, though the race will remain tight in the East.
The Bruins very well could sneak into the playoffs this year and no one would be surprised, but this is not a team built for long-term success anymore. That is becoming clearer by the day.
The Bruins are only a point out of the East's final wild-card spot, but their lack of scoring remains a concern. They've had key injuries, but the lack of depth to make up for it has been alarming.
It would have been hard envisioning the Bruins on the outskirts of the playoff picture heading into the Christmas break, but woeful inconsistency has hurt the club. Getting healthy, particularly David Krejci getting healthy, should help some.
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A lack of overall team depth could remain a concern as the cap-strapped Bruins lost three straight. It's far from panic time, but Boston needs more from pretty much everybody.
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