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Morning Skate: Home stretch

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A nice little run, indeed.

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Monday! A new week is upon us.

Yesterday, the Bruins beat the East-leading Washington Capitals, 6-3.

It was the fourth win in a row for the Bruins, who are now being closely followed by the New York Rangers (also winners of four in a row).

As yesterday’s game started, NBC’s Eddie Olczyk noted that this was “dire straits” for the Bruins, who desperately needed points to keep pace in the East.

Interestingly, the Bruins are now six points out of first in the East, with three games in hand on those same Capitals.

The B’s are four and three points out of second and third, respectively, with two games in hand on each of those teams.

Oh, and the Bruins have two games in hand on those pesky Rangers.

While nothing is set in stone and teams can go cold as quickly as they get hot, it seems like perhaps the Bruins aren’t the ones in dire straits at the moment.

Questionable analysis from NBC? Shocking!

Today’s highlight

Speaking of Dire Straits!

Today’s discussion topic

Yesterday’s beef! What are your takes on the hits from the Caps yesterday? Bruce Cassidy seemed to understand Tinordi’s and Kuraly’s, but had beef with Ovechkin.