Good morning! Did you notice anything different about this morning? No?
It’s March! It’s that wonderful time of year in New England where you start to think about spring, only to get whacked with a late-winter snowstorm. Lovely.
Anyways, while we all have our eyes on spring, the Bruins may have been left wishing February would never end.
The Bruins played 13 games in February, and they earned at least a point in all 13. Their record of 11-0-2 means the secured 24 of a possible 26 points on the month, with the only 2 dropped points coming in shootout losses to the Rangers and the Blues.
When January ended, the Bruins were tied with Montreal for fourth place in the Atlantic and were a point behind second-place Toronto.
As the calendar turned to March this morning, the B’s were in second place in the Atlantic, 3 points up on third-place Toronto and a whopping 10 points up on fourth-place Montreal.
Amazingly, the Bruins gained barely any ground on Tampa, as the Bolts were on a streak of their own during the Bruins’ February run.
Still, the impressive month solidified the Bruins’ playoff standing, and has made a first-round date with Toronto all the more likely.
The February run coincides with an OT loss and a shootout loss to end January to give the team a 15-game point streak. They haven’t lost a game in regulation since before the bye week.
If they can keep it rolling into March, they may be able to make Tampa sweat a little.
Hey, one can dream, right?