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A tough Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 03.21.2007 / 9:48 AM / News
Boston Bruins
In the light of day, the score doesn’t look any better. 1-0 Montreal.

Ouch.

There is little consolation in the fact that the Bruins play Montreal here on Thursday and New York on Saturday, and by the miracle of Television (and NESN), we get some time with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Sunday.

Sure, we all love hockey and rivalries, and sure, budding superstars are important. No doubt, this weekend will be a great weekend of hockey and this space will be just as giddy as usual.

But this one hurt.

Obviously, the Bruins would have to go on a miraculous run to make the postseason and also get some serious help from friends and family elsewhere. And there is no doubt that they have been in a predicament since the beginning of March when they were unable to go on a prolonged run.

As a Bruins fan, studying the standings on a daily basis, you can’t help but understand the B’s situation.

#.     Team,         GP,    Pts
8.     Carolina,    73,   80
9.     Toronto,     73,    80
10.    Montreal,  74,    80
11.    Islanders, 72,    79
12.    Florida,      73,   75
13.    Boston,     72,    73

The Black & Gold practice is at noon today and nobody involved will be all that excited to talk about anything, I’m sure. And I don’t blame them.

Despite protestations to the contrary, this is a team, from top to bottom, who does care. They care about each other, the city and the Spoked-B. They care about making the playoffs. Many of them chose to make Boston their team and have made the Hub their home.

And now, so far away from eighth place, with so little time, and so few points available, at this moment there is no consolation in playing the spoiler -- however a few more choice sound bytes from Montreal locker room might make that role a bit more palatable.

In any case, last night was a loss. A loss like Saturday’s setback against the Rangers or the previous weekend’s defeat in Philly, but this one seems to hurt even more.

You know?

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Krejci 80 19 50 39 69
P. Bergeron 80 30 32 38 62
J. Iginla 78 30 31 34 61
M. Lucic 80 24 35 30 59
B. Marchand 82 25 28 36 53
R. Smith 82 20 31 28 51
C. Soderberg 73 16 32 4 48
Z. Chara 77 17 23 25 40
T. Krug 79 14 26 18 40
L. Eriksson 61 10 27 14 37
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 36 15 6 .930 2.04
C. Johnson 17 4 3 .925 2.10
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