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The Boston Bruins Will be Favorites in East come Playoff Time - Pro Sports Fandom
The Boston Bruins caught the attention of everyone in the NHL when they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning once again on Thursday Night 4-2. Boston took possession of first place in the Atlantic Division after the win. The Bruins record is 48-17-11 with 107 points, with six points remaining. They have a game in hand on the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston has beaten Tampa Bay twice already this season. They have one more meeting on Tuesday April 3 in Tampa. Is it safe to admit the Boston Bruins are the favorites in the eastern conference and no one is going to beat them in a seven-game series in the east? I thought to myself last night, it is very possible they are going to be in the Stanley Cup Finals come June, no one will beat them in the eastern conference, and this Bruins team might be better than the one that won it all in 2011. Boston plays an up tempo kind of game under head coach Bruce Cassidy. They play fundamentally sound hockey, they don’t have many defensive lapses, they make timely saves, and they score timely goals. The Bruins now have the best goal differential in [...]