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B's Stretch Division Lead with 5-2 Win

Wednesday, 03.28.2012 / 9:07 AM ET / Features
By Anthony Gulizia  - BostonBruins.com
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B\'s Stretch Division Lead with 5-2 Win
BOSTON, MA – Finally, a little bit of distance between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators.

After winning four of the last five games, including last night’s 5-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bruins (45-28-3, 93 points) have five-point lead over the Sens in the Northeast division.

“It’s really big,” Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand said after last night’s win. “We weren’t playing our best the past little while, and we seemed to have turned it around at the right time. You want to play your best hockey going into the playoffs, you just can’t flip a switch and turn it on and start to play well. We’re doing a good job at responding right now.”

Since losing four straight games prior to winning four out of the last five, the Bruins seemed to have gotten back to their style of play night in and night out.

For Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton, that’s more important than any number of streak.

“I think we’ve been more consistent of late, and that’s all that really matters,” Thornton said. “There’s a streak, no streak, whatever. We played a good game [Tuesday]. Don’t get too high, focus on Washington [Capitals] on Thursday after this.”

Most of the guys in the locker room have openly said that they’re happy with the way they’re playing as of late. But with just six games left in the regular season, they also said there’s no room to get complacent.

"There’s always room to improve and get better," B's captain Zdeno Chara said. "We can’t be just sitting on three wins now and be happy about it."

But if there is one outright positive factor to take from the Bruins last five games, it’s that they’ve been able to play hard for a full 60 minutes and hold a lead – something that wasn’t so easy a week ago.

“We’re playing well going into the third and that’s important and I think we’ve been tied or leading by one goal going into the third,” Bruins forward Rich Peverley said. “So I think [Tuesday], we did a good job of cementing our lead.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
2 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
3 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
4 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
5 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
6 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
7 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
8 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 80 32 36 12 68
L. Eriksson 82 30 33 13 63
D. Krejci 72 17 46 4 63
B. Marchand 77 37 24 21 61
R. Spooner 80 13 36 -9 49
T. Krug 81 4 40 9 44
M. Beleskey 80 15 22 6 37
Z. Chara 80 9 28 12 37
J. Hayes 75 13 16 -12 29
D. Pastrnak 51 15 11 3 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 31 22 8 .915 2.56
J. Gustavsson 11 9 1 .908 2.72
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