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A season series win over the Penguins.

Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

It is Wednesday, my dudes.

Tuesday featured a solid bounce-back win from the Bruins, a 3-1 defeat of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

While far from a must-win, the result should quiet the more restless corners of the fan base after two consecutive losses.

The Bruins best forwards were their best forwards last night, with the top two lines playing well in all three zones.

The game featured two great individual goals by Bruins (Taylor Hall and David Krejci) and one gritty/jam goal (Brad Marchand).

Mix that together with solid defending and some timely saves and you’ve got a W.

The win brought the Bruins within five points of the second-place Penguins, who have played two additional games.

At this point, we’re going down to the wire in the playoff race.

Interestingly, four of the top five teams in the East Division are on hot streaks over the past ten games:

Not on that list? The New York Islanders, who are just 4-5-1 in their last ten games and now find themselves just a point ahead of the Bruins (who have a game in hand) and five points in front of the Rangers (who have played one additional game).

Four of the Rangers’ last six games are against...you guessed it, the Islanders and the Bruins.

Like I said...down to the wire!

Today’s highlight

Not bad, Taylor Hall.

Today’s discussion topic

Massachusetts will be increasing sporting event capacity limits to 25% in the coming weeks. Are you ready to go back?